Hare In The Corn jig

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Hare In The Corn has been added to 4 tune sets.

Hare In The Corn has been added to 28 tunebooks.

Download ABC

One setting

X: 1
T: Hare In The Corn
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:G|FDE F2G|AdB =cBA|dcA d2e|fed cAG|
FDE F2G|AdB =cBA|dcd EFG|AFD D2:|
g|:fdd efg|afd cBA|FGA BAG|=cBc A2e|fdd efg|
afd cBA|1 gfg bag|fdd d2e:|2 =cBc EFG|AFD D2||

Eight comments

Very similar start to…

…“Do You Want Any More” or “The Collier’s Jig” but veers away later. It’s taken from “Na Fir Bolg” by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley. Indeed, it’s one of those tunes that’s ‘familiar’ but.

There are several Hares in several fields of Corn which seem unrelated; this one, according to the liner notes, “Cormac’s father learned the first tune from Dermot O’Loughlin during his time playing at sessions in Hughes pub, Dublin. Dermot learned it from the playing of Johnny Doherty.”


Slight error in the repeat markings - perhaps it should be:

X: 1
T: Hare In The Corn
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
G |FDE F2G | AdB =cBA | dcA d2e | fed cAG |
FDE F2G | AdB =cBA | dcd EFG | AFD D2 :|
g |: fdd efg | afd cBA | FGA BAG | =cBc A2e |
fdd efg | afd cBA |1 gfg bag | fdd d2e :|2 =cBc EFG | AFD D2||

You’re right.


You still have that extra note before the first time bar in the second part. If you start the repeat after the anacrusis, it sorts out the problem.

Should say the note preceding the first time repeat barline in the second part.



Tune Family

Similar to:
I buried my wife and danced on top of her

for sure a nice uilleann pipes jig!

and Garret Barry’s Jig