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Old John’s

“Old John’s” has been one of my favourite jigs for many years. I learned it from a recording of Tommy Peoples and also associate it with Tony MacMahon, the great accordion player from Clare.

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:Old John’s
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Ador
|:cAA cAA|GEE GAB|cAA A2G|Add ded|
cAA cAA|GEE GAB|cde ged|1 cAG A2B:|2 cAG A2A||
|:efg eaa|ged cAA|efg eaa|bag a2g|
efg aba|ged cAA|cde ged|1 cAG A2A:|2 cAG A3||

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