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Fanning’s

I learned “Fanning’s Jig” from the playing of Jackie Daly, who recorded it on his album “Many’s A Wild Night”. The ABC says it is in E minor but it really is a G / E minor tune.

I recorded this tune as part of a set of jigs I did for the #quarantunes challenge on Facebook, see video below.

X:1
T:Fanning’s
R:jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Emin
|:G2B dBG|FEF AFD|EDE GEG|BAB edB|
G2B dBG|FEF AFD|gfe dBA|1 BGE E2F:|2 BGE E2f||
|:geb geb|geb bag|fda fda|fda agf|
eBe geg|baf gef|gfe dBA|1 BGE E2f:|2 BGE E3||

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