Fair Jenny's Jig

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X: 1 T: Fair Jenny's Jig C: Peter Barnes R: jig Z: 1997 by John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu> M: 6/8 Q: 3/8=120 K: D A | "D"f3 fgf | "A7"ecA ecA | "G"Bcd "A7"ecA | "G"Bcd "A7"e2A | "D"f3 fed | "A7"ecA ecA | "G"Bcd "A7"e2A | ABc "D"d2 :| A | "G"B3 B=cB | GBB B=cB | "D"ADD dDD | cDD ADD | "G"B3 B=cB | GBB B=cB | "A7"AEA ABc | "D"dAF D2 :|



FAIR JENNY('S JIG). American, Jig (6/8 time). USA, New England. D Major ('A' part) & D Major/Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Fair Jenny('s Jig)" was composed by New England country dance pianist Peter Barnes (of the band Yankee Ingenuity) in 1976, inspired by the folktale (or Child Ballad) of Fair Jenny, who clung to a faerie queen as she shifted shapes until finally she won her husband's freedom. Nick Barber (2002) erroneously identifies it as a Shetland tune.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Peter Barnes (western Mass.) [Hinds]; Pete Sutherland (Vt.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 12, p. 9. Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 20. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 364. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 74.

Recorded sources : - DMPCD0203, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Bonnie Kate." Rounder 0193, Rodney Miller - "Airplang" (1985). Varrick VR-038, Yankee Ingenuity - "Heatin' Up the Hall" (1989).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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