Jump at the Sun
X:1 T:Jump at the Sun C:John Kirkpatrick, World Copyright (c) Squeezer Music  B:Opus Pocus - The John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris Tune Book R:Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Gm GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd gdd | dcB A3 | GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd edc | BcA G3 :| |: gdd bag | add c'ba | bag bag | a^fd e2 d | gdd bag | add c'ba | gdd edc | BcA G3 :|
JUMP AT THE SUN. English, Jig. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed in the early 1970's by English melodeon player John Kirkpatrick  of Shropshire, England. Kirkpatrick communicated to Susan Songer (1997) that he later heard the opening four notes in the dream sequence of Walt Disney's Dumbo, though he denies a conscious connection. The tune was very popular in Australia and New Zealand after an influential recording of it by the band The Bushwackers. It has also been played by bluegrass musicians and Irish traditional musicians.
The tune has been called "John Patterson" in France and Québec.