THE MUG OF BROWN ALE (jig)

Tab The mug of brown ale

capo 5

The mug of brown ale - MP3
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"The mug of brown ale" is a traditional jig in A Dorian, built in two parts of 8 bars repeated twice. The melody is played with capo 5th.

 

 

Chords 4

A

B

Chrod chart 1 - MP3
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As you can see in the melody, there is a F# note, which means that we are in Dorian mode. So for the next grid we can add a D modal/major in the second and sixth bars, instead of the Am, in the A. In the B part we can change a G chord by his relative minor, an Em and play some modal position for the Am.

Chords 5

A

B

Chrod chart 2 - MP3
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Part A

Am
D5
G
G
Am
D
G
G
Am

Part A'

Am
D5
G
G
Am
D
G
G
Am

Part B

A5
A5
Am
Am
Am

Part B'

A5
A5
G
Em
Am
Am
G
Em
Am

You can listen to "The mug of brown ale" in the album "Tuned up" by Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Henry and Paul McSherry, recorded in 2008.

Tuned up

Overview (tab + chords)