The May Jigs – King Alfred’s & Chawton Woods

King Alfred’s statue in Winchester

Here are a couple of jigs that I came up with at the start of May 2021. They were prompted by playing Philippe Plard’s wonderful jig, Zelda, which was tune of the week for the Tunesday Tuesdays group on Facebook.

The ‘A’ music came to me quickly and quite complete, in both cases. The ‘B’ music was more labourious and I tried several variations before I was satisfied with either tune. The “development work” was done during a quiet shift in Ropley signalbox on the Watercress Line, so I’ve given both tunes names connected with the area. The nearby city of Winchester has long associated itself with Alfred The Great, one of the (many) capitals of Wessex. Chawton Woods are close to the line, between Alton and Four Marks.

Play King Alfred’s first.

Here’s the ABC notation:

X: 1
T:King Alfred's 
C:Mark Fry
H:5th & 6th May 2021
Q: 3/8 = 120
K:G
M:6/8
cBA |: G3 GBd | g3 d3 | e2c gfe | d2B cBA | G3 GBd | g3 d3 | edc BcA |1 G3 cBA :|2 G3 BAG | 
|: A2D ABc | B2G GAB | c2A edc | d2B BAG | A2D ABc | B2G c2A |1 d2B A2G | D3 BAG :|2 d2B e2c | f3 !D.C.!||
X:2
T:Chawton Woods
C:Mark Fry
H:5th & 6th May 2021
Q: 3/8 = 120
K:G
M:6/8
g2e f2d | edc d2B | c2A B2G | FGA def | g2e f2d | edc d2B | c2A BAG | A2d G3 :|
|:FGA DEF | G2B d2B | ABc edc | B2G B2G | FGA DEF | G2B d2B |1 cBA ABc | d3 x3 :|2 ABc def | gag fed !D.C.!||
!coda!ABc def | gag fdf | g6 ||

Here are 2 PDF files. Click the links to see the scores:

KingAlfreds

ChawtonWoods

 

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