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X:1 T:King's Jig [2], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Z:Philippe Varlet N:Learned in Doolin in 1979, from Roger Burridge and Davy Spillane K:G D|~G3 AGA|Bcd efg|~G3 AGA|BGE EDE| ~G3 AGA|Bcd efg|edB AGA|{B}AGF G2:|| |:d|~g3 efg|fd^c def|~g3 aga|bge e2 f| ~g3 aga|bge efg|edB AGA|{B}AGF G2:|| |:E|DGG BGG|AGG BGG|efg edB|AGA BGE| DGG BGG|AGG BGG|efg edB|1 ABA G2:|2 ABA ~G3|| |:efg fBB|bag fBB|ede ~f3 | gfe ~f3 | efg fBB|bag fBB|efg fed|1 egf e2 B:|2 egf edB||



KING'S JIG [2], THE. AKA and see "Best in the Bag (The)," "Circle (The)" (Burchenal), "Green Fields of Miltown," "Happy Mistake (The)," "Jackson's Bottle of Claret," "Jackson's Mistake," "John Blessing's Delight," "King of Jigs," "King of the Jigs," "King (The)," "Miss Monroe’s Jig/Mrs. Monroe’s (1)," "Mrs. Spens Monroe," "Munster Jig (1) (The)," "Sam Hyde's Quickstep." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Breathnach (1996) believes the tune was originally a Scottish jig "Jackson's Mistake"/"Jackson's Bottle of Claret" is cognate, but not identical, with the first two parts of "King's Jig (2)", and was published (as "Jackson's Mistake") in Edinburgh in 1809 by Irish uilleann piper John Murphy, who had secured a position as piper to the Earl of Eglinton in Ayrshire ("Jackson's Bottle of Claret" had been published in Dublin in the 1790's). Philippe Varlet points out this four part jig is a combination of "Miss Monroe’s Jig" and one part of "Going to Donnybrook" from Francis O'Neill's 1903 collection, plus another part. The tune appears in two parts in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion and in uilleann piper James Goodman's manuscripts (II, p. 35) under the title "Happy Mistake (The)."

See also French-Canadian derivatives as "Reel de Paddy," "Reel du commerce" and the duple-time "Reel de Berluchon."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 8, p. 6. Bulmer & Sharpely (Music from Ireland vol 4), 1976; No. 64. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 210, p. 24. O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), 1949.



See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]
Hear the tune played by the Siamsa Gaedheal Céilí Band at the Comhaltas Archive [4]



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