Wallop The Spot jig

Also known as Jackson’s, Spot The Wallop, Spot The Wollop.

There are 111 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maid On The Green (a few times), Mulvihill’s (a few times), Athernie Lodge (a few times), The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times).

Wallop The Spot has been added to 135 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Wallop The Spot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FEF DFA|BAF dBA|FEF DFA|BAF AFE|
FEF DFA|BAF d2e|fdf edB|BAF AFE:|
|:cdc eAA|fAA eAA|cdc eAA|BAF AFE|
cdc eAA|fAA e2f|gfe dfe|dcB AFE:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Wallop The Spot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~F3 DAF|BAF AFE|~F3 DAF|BAF EDE|
~F3 DAF|BAF d2e|f2d edB|BAF AFE:|
|:Bcd eAA|fAA eAA|Bcd ecA|BAF AFE|
Bcd e2a|fed efg|age edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA d2d|edc dAF|DFA d2A|BAF AFE|
DFA d2d|edc d2e|f2d edB|BAF AFE:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Wallop The Spot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~F3 DFA|BAF ~d3|~F3 DFA|{Bc}BAF AFE|
~F3 DFA|BAF ~d3|fed edB|{Bc}BAF AFE:|
|:Bcd ecA|fed ecA|Bcd ec/2B/2A|BAF AFE|
Bcd eca|fed efg|{ab}agf edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA ~d3|edc dAF|DFA d2A|BAF AFE|
DFA ~d3|edc d2e|fed edB|BAF AFE:|
|:FEF DFA|BAF dAG|FEF DFA|B/2B/2AF AFE|
FEF DFA|BAF dde|fed edB|B/2B/2AF AFE:|
|:Bcd ec^e|fed ecA|Bcd ec/2B/2A|BAF AFE|
Bcd ec^e|fed efg|agf edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA d/2d/2d/2d|edc dAF|DFA d/2d/2d/2A|BAF AFE|
DFA d/2d/2d/2d|edc d/2d/2d/2e|fed edB|BAF AFE:|
|:~e3 dBA|~g afd|e/2f/2g/2e dBA|BAB {GA}GED|
~e3 dBA|~g afd|e/2f/2g/2e dBA|Bed e2d:|
|:egb egb|egb bge|dfa dfa|dfa agf|
g2g ~a3|bge ~g3|age dBA|Bed e2d:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Wallop The Spot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FEF DFA | BAF dAG | FEF DFA | BAF AFE |
FEF DFA | BAF d2e | f2d edB | BAF AFE: |
|: Bcd eAA | fed eAA | Bcd eAA | BAF AFE |
Bcd eAA | fed efg | age edB | BAF AFE :|
|: DFA dcd | edc dAF | DFA d2A | BAF AFE |
DFA dcd | edc d2e | f2d edB | BAF AFE :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Wallop The Spot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAF DFA | BAF d2 A | ~F3 DFA | BAF AFE |
FEF DFA | BAF d2 e | fdc d2 A | BcB AFE :|
|: c2 d eAA | fAA eAA | cAc eAA | BAF AFE |
c2 d eAA | fAA efg | agf ecA | BAF AFE :|
|: DFA d3 | edc d3 | DFA d2 A | BcB AFE |
DFA d2 e | fdc d2 e | fdc d2 A | BcB AFE :|
ABC

Sixteen comments

Wallop the spot.

Not much to say about this little piece. I prefer to ease up on the first and fourth notes in the B part.

I can’t remember how many times this tune popped out of my brain and right into the middle of a jig set. My band mates had already grown used to my slips and covered nicely. Beware the curse but enjoy.

I know a three-part version of this jig, pulled off Tom Morrow’s playing on a Dervish recording I think. I’ll post the abc’s here when I can free up a moment.

Posted .

3 part version?

Excellent. Can I add the third part to the tune as a variation? I believe I can do the edits.

Only three years later…

I stumbled across this tune in our local session, where it was played as a three part version.

I’ve transcribed the tune the way Kevin Crawford plays it on his ‘d’ flute album.

Enjoy.


X: 1
T: Spot the Wollop
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
S: Kevin Crawford, ‘d’ flute album
|:~F3 DAF|BAF AFE|~F3 DAF|BAF EDE|
~F3 DAF|BAF d2e|f2d edB|BAF AFE:|
|:Bcd eAA|fAA eAA|Bcd ecA|BAF AFE|
Bcd e2a|fed efg|age edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA d2d|edc dAF|DFA d2A|BAF AFE|
DFA d2d|edc d2e|f2d edB|BAF AFE:|

Sound of Coleman Country

Here’s another version. Does anyone know another name for the second tune?

X:1
T:Wallop The Spot
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Double Jig
K:Dmaj
S:Various Artists, "The Sound of Coleman Country"
|:~F3 DFA|BAF ~d3|~F3 DFA|{Bc}BAF AFE|
~F3 DFA|BAF ~d3|fed edB|{Bc}BAF AFE:|
|:Bcd ecA|fed ecA|Bcd ec/2B/2A|BAF AFE|
Bcd eca|fed efg|{ab}agf edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA ~d3|edc dAF|DFA d2A|BAF AFE|
DFA ~d3|edc d2e|fed edB|BAF AFE:|
"Variations (Banjo):"
|:FEF DFA|BAF dAG|FEF DFA|B/2B/2AF AFE|
FEF DFA|BAF dde|fed edB|B/2B/2AF AFE:|
|:Bcd ec^e|fed ecA|Bcd ec/2B/2A|BAF AFE|
Bcd ec^e|fed efg|agf edB|BAF AFE:|
|:DFA d/2d/2d/2d|edc dAF|DFA d/2d/2d/2A|BAF AFE|
DFA d/2d/2d/2d|edc d/2d/2d/2e|fed edB|BAF AFE:|

X:1
T:Spot The Wallop
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Double Jig
K:Edor
S: Various Artists, "The Sound of Coleman Country"
|:~e3 dBA|~g afd|e/2f/2g/2e dBA|BAB {GA}GED|
~e3 dBA|~g afd|e/2f/2g/2e dBA|Bed e2d:|
|:egb egb|egb bge|dfa dfa|dfa agf|
g2g ~a3|bge ~g3|age dBA|Bed e2d:|

Another version:

X: 1
T: Wallop The Spot
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: FEF DFA | BAF dAG | FEF DFA | BAF AFE |
FEF DFA | BAF d2e | f2d edB | BAF AFE: |
|: Bcd eAA | fed eAA | Bcd eAA | BAF AFE |
Bcd eAA | fed efg | age edB | BAF AFE :|
|: DFA dcd | edc dAF | DFA d2A | BAF AFE |
DFA dcd | edc d2e | f2d edB | BAF AFE :|

Nice flowing first part, with no repeated note (apart from the b at the end).The tune lends itself well to endless variations, which is a good thing as I feel the second part needs them…

“Jackson’s” !?

S: Jimmy Dolan, uilleann piper

This so is a Jackson tune, it has that structure and feel about it, but I couldn’t find anything more on it. I did quite a bit of searching, but no luck. However, I haven’t yet checked the Jackson collections. ;-) If this turns out to be a duplication please let me know.

Jimmy Dolan - Jackson’s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbq7TzPBY18

Published on May 13, 2012 - klrietmann
"A Longford piper, related to old time pipemaker James Mulcrone; his family had a few pipers in it and pictured is the grave of one of them, Packie Dolan. Jimmy plays a single jig here, a rather rare type of tune; he learned to play from a local piper, Michael Keenan."

He conculdes it on D ~
[2 DFA d2 e | fdc d2 e | fdc d2 A | BcB AFE | D3- D3 |]

Jackson’s

I love that tune, thanks for posting. The C part reminds me a bit of the B part in The Lark In The Strand.

This I should have sussed. No wonder it was ‘familiar’… I’ll have to check the wiring. There must be corrosion somewhere, maybe from lost sleep, or the Redbreast? :-D

I’m still have to check the Jackson collections. ;-)

What makes a good chuckle here is that "Wallop the Spot" & "Spot the Wallop" have been in discussion between me and some others. Also, I did a slew of searches, but I obviously never chose the right bar and sequence of notes to bring me here to the obvious. I isn’t the first time the obvious has slipped past my senses, nor will it be the last. Sometimes ‘distractions’ get in the way of sense… But there’s always my curiously wired brain and memory, which often doesn’t work on request. Sometimes I have to wait, sometimes it’s a long wait. Always appreciated is the help of others when my wiring isn’t making the connection or is on hold. :-D Thanks dear slainte, much appreciated, as always… We’re still waiting for you next visit, though the spare room has gotten a little crowded. Give us advanced notice and I’ll get it ready for you. ;-)

Thanks Hiro, always a pleasure to give my ears over to Mr. Bradley’s take on things, this especially, considering the before mentioned discussion, which began in Roscommon. ;-) You have been missed, so too Marcus le Dock…

I hope you’re still getting in a bit of dance now and then, as well as giving highlands some air…