Jackson's Reel (1)
X:1 T:Jackson's (Reel)  T:Jackson's Favourite O:england R:reel H:A version of "Ships are Sailing", #151, #687 D:Matt Molloy: Stony Steps D:Frankie Gavin: Frankie Goes to Town D:Dervish: The Boys of Sligo Z:Henrik Norvek M:C| L:1/8 K:Edor efed BcdB|ABGB AFGF|EFGA BAFB|ABdf eB~B2| efed BcdB|A2GB AFGF|EFGA (3Bcd ef|gefd Beed:| efed Bdeg|fddc dfaf|gfed BddB|dBAd BE~E2| efed Bdeg|fdad bdad|bgaf gfed|BdAd BE~E2| efed Bdeg|fdad bdad|gfed Bdef|gfga bgef| g2ef gfeg|fddc defa|bgaf gfef|~g3f efgf|| P:"Variations:" ~e3d B2dB|~A3B AFGF|EFGA BF~F2|ABdf eB~B2| ~e3d B2dB|~A3B AFGF|EFGA Beef|(3gfe fd Beed:| ~e3d Bdeg|fdad bdad|e3d BdAB|dBAF GE~E2| ~e3d Bdeg|fd~d2 defa|bagf gefd|BdAd BE~E2| ~e3d Bdeg|fddc dfaf|gfed Bdef|gfga bgef| gbef gecg|fddc dfaf|bagf gfef|~g3f efgf||
JACKSON'S REEL . AKA - "Jackson's Favourite," "Jackson's No. 1," "Johnson's Reel (2)." Irish, Reel. E Dorian (Em). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Taylor): AABB' (Brody, Mulvihill). David Taylor (1992) suggests this tune also may have been composed by the 18th century Uilleann piper Walter "Piper" Jackson, however, there have been many tunes with the name Jackson in the title that have been rather routinely attributed to the historical piper, albeit with little or no evidence. The tune was popularized by County Sligo/New York fiddler Michael Coleman, who recorded it as the first tune in his medley "Jackson's Reels." See also the similar "Johnson's Reel (2)."