X:1 T:Jackson's Family M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Set Dance S:James Goodman manuscripts (mid-19th century) B:Hugh Shields - Tunes of the Munster Pipers, No. 191 (1998) K:G G|B2d cAG|GAG cAG|B2d cAG|GDG G2G| B2d cAG|GAG cAG|E2D E2D|EGG G2:| |:B|GAG B2d|GAG B2d|dBd g2g|dBd g2g| e2d e2d|ege dBG|ded dBd|efd A2c|BBB B2d| ABA A2B|GBd gfe|dBG AGE|E2D E2D|EGG G2:| |:d|GAG B2d|dBG AFD|GAG B2d|dBd gdB| GAG B2d|dBG AFD|E2D E2D|EGG G2:| |:B/c/|d2e d2e|d2e dBG|ded dBd|efd B2d|BBB B2d| ABA A2B|GBd ged|dBG AFD|E2D E2D|EGG G2:|
JACKSON'S FAMILY. Irish, Set Dance (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody appears in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts (vol. 1, p. 20). Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. "Jackson's Family," while in jig time (6/8) has extra measures in the second and fourth strains, usually indicating the tune was played for a specific group of dance steps: a set dance.