The Wee Man At The Loom polka

Also known as The Wee Man In The Loom, The Wee Man Of The Loom, The Wee Man On The Loom.

The Wee Man At The Loom has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Wee Man At The Loom
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c/d/ | e2 f2 | ec f2 | ea A/G/A/B/ | cB Bc/d/ |
e2 f2 | ec f2 | ea A/G/A/B/ | cA A :|
|: c/d/ | e2 e>c | dB BA/B/ | cc d/c/B/A/ | =GB e>d |
cc d/c/B/A/ | df ag/f/ | ec B/c/d/e/ | cA A :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Wee Man At The Loom
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:B|A<e A<f|ec A<f|A<a A>B|cB BA|
A<e A<f|ec A<f|ea e/f/e/d/|cA A/A/:|
|:c/d/|ef f/e/d/c/|dB Bd|ce d/c/B/A/|GB e>d|
ce d/c/B/A/|df a>e|f>d Bc|cA A/A/:|
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Three comments

The Wee Man At The Loom

My transcription is taken directly from the handwritten tunebook of the late Hugh Blake (box player).

Hugh didn’t cite his source of the tune.

I can’t quite get my head around the G-nat in bar 4 of the "B" part but I don’t think that it’s an error.

At, on, of, in….

Appears in several pipe books with varying titles, and no stated composer. Mostly as a pipe march, but as both a march and a polka in "Ailean Nicholson’s Collection Of Irish Tunes For The Bagpipe", so the suggestion there is that it is Irish.
Possibly from the north.
Here is a setting from "Henderson’s Tutor":

X:2
T:The Wee Man on the Loom
B:Henderson’s Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music
R:March
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Hp
B|A<e A<f|ec A<f|A<a A>B|cB BA|A<e A<f|ec A<f|
ea e/f/e/d/|cA A/A/:||:c/d/|ef f/e/d/c/|dB Bd|ce d/c/B/A/|
GB e>d|ce d/c/B/A/|df a>e|f>d Bc|cA A/A/:|]