A Whack At The Whigs slip jig

Also known as Curl The Wig, Leather The Wig, Will You Come Down To Limerick?.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

A Whack At The Whigs has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: d |cAG GDG G2 d | cAG FAc fed |\
cAG GDG G2 A | FAc fed cA :|
|: F |G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag |\
[1 d2 e fge f2 d | cAc fed cA :|
[2 bag aa/g/f gfe | dcA FAc fc ||
|: A |BG/A/B AFA G2 A | BAB GB/c/d cBA |\
[1 BGB AF/G/A G2 A | FAc fed cF :|
[2 fd/e/f ed^c d2 A | FAc fed c2 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d |:cAG G2 G G2 d | cAG GAd fed |\
cAG G2 G G2 G |[1 FAc fed cAd :|[2 FAc fed cAF ||
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag |\
d2 e fge f2 d | cAc fed cAF |
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag |\
bag agf gfe | dcA FAc fed |]
ABC
X: 3
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: d |cAG GDG G2 d | cAG G^FG Add |\
cAG GDG G2 A | ^FGA fed cA :|
|: G |de^f gaf g2 f | de^f gbg afd |\
[1 cde fge f2 d |cde fed cAF |
[2 bag ag^f g2 d | cde fed cA ||
|: G |BGB A^FA G2 A | BAB GBd cBA |\
[1 BGB A^FA G2 A | FGA fed cA :|
[2 fdf ece d2 A | FGA fed cA |]
ABC
X: 4
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: e |dBA AEA A2 e | dBA GBd gfe |\
dBA AE/G/A A2 B | GB/c/d gfe d2 :|
|: G |A2 a ab^g a2 A | A2 a a2 b c’ba |\
[1 e2 f gaf g2 e | dBd gfe d2 :|
[2 c’2 a ba^g a2 e | edB GB/c/d gd ||
|: B |c2 A BG/A/B A2 E | c2 B Ace d2 B |\
[1 cA/B/c BA^G A2 E | DG/A/B gfe d2 :|
[2 g2 e fd/e/f e2 E | GBd gfe d2 |]
ABC
X: 5
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|: cAG GDG G2 d | cAG G^FG Add |\
cAG GDG G2 A | ^FGA =fed cAF :|
|: de^f gaf g2 f | de^f gbg afd |\
[1 cde fge f2 d |cde fed cAF :|
[2 bag ag^f g2 d | cde fed cAF ||
|: BGB A^FA G2 A | B^AB GB/c/d cB=A |\
[1 BG/A/B A^F/G/A G2 A | ^FGA =fed cAF :|
[2 fd/e/f ece d2 A | ^FGA =fed cAF |] G3- G3- G3 |]
ABC

Seven comments

Roche II, page 27, tune #263 ~ “A Whack at the Whigs”

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912

Hop Jigs ~ pages 24 - 28

X: 2
T: A Whack At The Whigs
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: Gdor
d |: cAG G2 G G2 d | cAG GAd fed | cAG G2 G G2 G |[1 FAc fed cAd :|[2 FAc fed cAF ||
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag | d2 e fge f2 d | cAc fed cAF |
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag | bag agf gfe | dcA FAc fed |]

“Will You Come Down To Limerick?” ~ O’Neill in G

The following transcription has been reduced to 1st and 2nd endings with no change in the notes given, except for the final one ~

X: 1121
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick?
S: "O’Neill Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 212, tune #1121
S: "O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 82, tune #415
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: GMaj
|: d |\
cAG GDG G2 d | cAG GFG Add |
cAG GDG G2 A | FGA =fed cA :|
|: G |\
def gaf g2 f | def gbg afd |
[1 cde =fge f2 d |cde =fed cAF |
[2 bag agf g2 d | cde =fed cA ||
|: G |
BGB AFA G2 A | BAB Gbd cBA |
[1 BGB AFA G2 A | FGA =fed cA :|
[2 fdf ece d2 A | FGA =fed cA |]

~ or finishing ~ | FGA =fed cAG |]

“A Whack at the Whigs” / “Will You Come Down To Limerick?” ~ A Dorian

X: 4
T: A Whack At The Whigs
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick?
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: Ador
|: e |\
dBA AEA A2 e | dBA GBd gfe |
dBA AE/G/A A2 B | GB/c/d gfe d2 :|
|: G |\
A2 a ab^g a2 A | A2 a a2 b c’ba |
[1 e2 f gaf g2 e | dBd gfe d2 :|
[2 c’2 a ba^g a2 e | edB GB/c/d gd ||
|: B |\
c2 A BG/A/B A2 E | c2 B Ace d2 B |
[1 cA/B/c BA^G A2 E | DG/A/B gfe d2 :|
[2 g2 e fd/e/f e2 E | GBd gfe d2 |]

Curl the Wig

This is the title for the tune given in Peter Kennedy, Traditional Dance Music of Ireland (Slip Jigs & Waltzes), with an alternate title of Leather the Wig.

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SyrupStik

I could’nt resist a wig posting. Sorry!