Where’s The Wife? hornpipe

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Where’s The Wife? has been added to 7 tune sets.

Where's The Wife? has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Where's The Wife?
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AB |:c4 cBAB|cAFA E4|ABcA B2AB|cBBA BEAB|
c4 cBAB|cAFA E4|ABcA B2AB|cAAB AEAB:|
|:ceec e2ce|faag a2af|e2ef ecAB|cBBA B2AB|
ceec e2ce|faag a2af|e2ef ecAB|ceBc AEAB:|

Six comments

Are you sure you didn’t compose it and just forgot?

Abc revised

Corrected the g# in the second-to-last bar to f#, and the low C in the last bar into c.

I know I didn’t compose this, but cant say for sure that someone else didn’t. This has been played at Tampere sessions at least for the last ten years, and goes by the name of "Hornpipe 2" (Mickey Callaghan’s being the number 1 in the set)

Where’s the Wife

I believe this is the name of this tune, it is not actually a hornpipe, as I heard an old recording of Simey Doherty, (another great Donegal fiddle player) the brother of Johnny Doherty. He played it as a ‘Highland’ (as some would call a ‘Fling’), in the Key of A, I think. The recording itself was done by RTE radio, & Broadcasted sometime in the 1970’s. It should be some where still in their archives.

Re: Where’s The Wife?

Can anyone post this with chords as well please? Thank you.

Re: Where’s The Wife?

I’d do something like

|: A A/C# | D A | A F#m | Bm7 E7 |
| A A/C# | D A | A Bm | E7 A :|
|: A A/C# | D D/F# | A F#m | Bm7 E7 |
| A A7/G | D/F# F | A D | E7 A :|