Strop The Razor jig

Also known as Leg Of The Duck, McCarthy’s, Petticoat Loose, Strope The Razor, Tripping Up To Larne.

There are 38 recordings of a tune by this name.

Strop The Razor has been added to 103 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Strop The Razor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGG AGG|BGG AGF|DGG GFG|DGG G2A|
BGG AGG|BGG AGF|D2E F2G|ADE FGA:||
dBB cAA|dBB cAF|DGG GFG|DGG G2B|
dBB cAA|dBB cAF|D2E F2G|ADE FGA:||
BAB cBc|dcd dBd | g3 gfd|gag gdc|
BAB cBc|dcd d2e | f3 fde|fag fdc:||
ABC
X: 2
T: Strop The Razor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3 ~c3|~d3 d2e| ~=f3 fde| ~=fag ^fdc:|
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X: 3
T: Strop The Razor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3 ~c3|~d3 d2e| ~=f3 fde| ~^fag fdc:|
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X: 4
T: Strop The Razor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BGG AGG|BGG AGF|DGG GGF|DGG G2d/c/|
BGG AGG|BGG AGF|D2E F2G|ADE FGA:||
|:dcB cAA|dcB cAF|DGG GFG|DGG G(3ABc|
dcB cAA|dcB cAF|D2E F2G|ADE FGA:||
|:B3 cBc|d(3Bcd dBd | g3 gfd|gba gfd|
B2B cBc|dcd d2e | f3 fde|fdg fdc:||
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Six comments

Strop the Razor

Nice simple tune with room for variation. I’ve also heard the last few bars played.
~B3 ~c3|~d3 d2e| ~=f3 fde| ~=fag ^fdc:|

I picked this up from a John Skelton Recording

This tune appears on Ronan Browne and Peadar O’Loughlin’s ‘The South West Wind’, but bearing the proabably incorrect title ‘Petticoat Loose’ (which is another tune entirely).
They play the last phrase thus:

~B3 ~c3|~d3 d2e| ~=f3 fde| ~^fag fdc:|

i.e. F-natural in the penultimate bar, but with both Fs in the last bar played sharp.

Liam O’Flynn calls it 3The Leg of the Duck”

On his first Album, Liam O’Flynn calls this jig "The Leg of the Duck". He plays it after "Fraher’s Jig" and "I buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her"

You might like to ‘sharpen’ the C (hi hi) and ‘blunt’ (ha ha) the F’s in the last but 3 and last but 2 bars, respectively.

Willie Clancy’s Version

A better piping version known as Petticoat Loose.

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