Chorus Jig (3)
X:1 T:Chorus Jig , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:"An Irish Country Dance." B:McGlashan - Collection of Scots Measures (c. 1780, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D B|A2D DED|A2G FED|A2D DED|A3 BAG| A2D DED|A2G FED|E2=c cBc|G3 GFE:| |:F2(d d)cd|F2(A A)GA|F2(d d)cd|A3 BAG| F2(d d)cd|F2(A A)GF|E2=c cBc|1 G3 GFE:|2 G3 efg|| |:f2(d d)fd|afd efg|f2(d d)fd|a3 bag| f2(d d)fd|afd dfd|e2(=c c)ef|1 g3 gfe:|2 g3 ABc|| |:dBd cAc|BGB AGF|E2d dcd|A3 ABc| dBd cAc|BGB AGF|E2=c cBc|(G3 G)FE:||
CHORUS JIG . Irish, Scottish, Canadian; Jig or Strathspey (in 6/8 time - this is another rhythmic variant illustrating the intentional and unintentional variation of folk melodies between triple and duple time). Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Mixolydian (Gow, Cranford, Kerr, Lowe, MacDonald): D Mixolydian/Major (Aird, Kennedy, Mackintosh, O'Farrell, Perlman): D Major (Goodman): A Mixolydian (Gunn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC (Mackintosh): AABBCC (Kerr): AABB'C (Kennedy): ABCD (Johnson): AABBCCDD (Aird, Gow, Lowe, Skye): AA'BCCD (Gunn): AA'BB'CC'DD' (Cranford, Perlman): AABBCCDDEE (O'Farrell): AABB'CCDDEEFFGG (Goodman). Gow and Kerr list the tune as "Irish" and McGlashan says it is an "Irish country dance." Perlman (1996) suggests the contra-dance reel called "Chorus Jig" originated from this jig. See also the closely related Irish "Kilfenora Jig (1)" and the Northumbrian small-pipe jig "Holey Ha'penny."