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X: 1 T:The Traditional Jig R:jig C:Ed Reavy M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:Joe Reavy N:Ed took one of his favorite reels (McKenna's) N:and changed it into his extraordinary little jig. N:Any musician who has tried this feat knows how N:frustrating it can be. I'm reminded of a story N:once of one who tried to change a tune and failed. N:All too quick to take credit for his own N:latest "improvement" of an old tune, our would-be N:composer waited anxiously for the praise he N:so confidently expected. A crafty old judge of N:tunes himself was only too happy to deliver the N:final judgment: N:Son, if you left out what you put in N:and put back in what you left out, N:it'd be a good tune. K:G B/2c/2 | dBG GFG | Bcd =fdB | cA=F FEF | CFA cBc | dBG GFG | Bcd ^fga |gfd cAF | GAG G2 :| |: B/2c/2 | dgg gfg | bag agf | cde fef | agf agf | dgg gfg |Bcd ^fga | gfd cAF | GAG G2 :||

TRADITIONAL JIG, THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A reworking of “McKenna’s Jig” by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988).

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Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), n.d.; No. 93, p. 104.

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