The New Rigged Ship jig

Also known as Green Willis, Miss Finlay’s Delight, The New-Rigged Ship, The Piper’s Fancy, The Raw Recruit.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Da Full Rigged Ship (lots of times), Lillibullero (a few times), Off She Goes (a few times) and The Steamboat (a few times).

The New Rigged Ship has been added to 6 tune sets.

The New Rigged Ship has been added to 134 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The New Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ded d2f|ded d2f|ecA Ace|ecA ABc|
ded d2f|ded d2f|ecA ABc|d3 d3:|
|:a2f a2f|ded dga|b2g b2g|efe efg|
a2f a2f|ded g3|ecA ABc|d3 d3:||
X: 2
T: The New Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dcd d2 f | dcd dAf | ecA Acd | ecA ABc |
dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | d3 :|
|: a2 f a2 f | ded dga | b2 g b2 g | efe efg |
a2 f a2 f | ded g3 | ecA ABc | d3 :|
GAG G2 B | GAG GDB | AFD DFG | AFD DEF |
G2 G GDB | G2 G GDB | AFD DD/E/F | G3 :|
d2 B d2 B | GDG Gcd | e2 c edc | A2 A ABc |
d2 B dcB | GDG c2 B | AFD D>EF | G3 :|
X: 3
T: The New Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | ecA ABc |
dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | [1 d3-d2 :| [2 d3 f2 g |]
|: a2 f a2 f | ded dfa | b2 g b2 g | efe efg |
a2 f a2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | [1 d3 f2 g :| [2 d3-d2 |]
X: 4
T: The New Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
C/D/|FEF F2A|FEF F2A|GEC CEF|GEC CDE|
FEF F2A|FEF F2A|GEC CDE|F3 F2:|
A/B/|c2A c2A|F2F FAc|d2B d2B|G2G GAB|
c2A c2A|F2F GEC|DEF GFE|F3 F2:|

Thirteen comments

From the New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. As yet, I haven’t found this tune elsewhere.
trevor

I know the tune called "Da New Rigged Ship," but it’s a three-part Shetland reel, not a jig.

slainte
Could you post "Da New Rigged Ship", please

trevor

Another printed version

A tune that is a recognizable variant on the one trevor posted here is at the end of the anglo concertina tutor book (1985) by Betram Levy. He doesn’t say where he got it.

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Trevor, "Da New Rigged Ship" has already been posted to the site:
https://thesession.org/tunes/880

Just do a search for the title from the front page of the tunes section to see if a tune has been posted.

It’s quite different to this tune.

New Rigged Ship

This jig is widely played in North-east England but I don’t think that it is originally a Northumbrian Tune.
Noel Jackson
Angels of the North

Miss Finlay’s Delight

Yes I’ve heard it in the Northeast before, but I have a feeling that it might be Scottish originally, maybe Shetland like the reel "Da New Rigged Ship", and the Ador jig usu. called "Da Full Rigged Ship" - both lovely tunes. This particular tune I’ve heard played in D and G, and it is aka "Miss Finlay’s Delight".

“Miss Finlay’s Delight” / “The New Rigged Ship”

K: D Major
|: ABc |
dcd d2 f | dcd dAf | ecA Acd | ecA ABc |
dcd d2 f | dcd d2 f | ecA ABc | d3 :|
|: efg |
|: a2 f a2 f | ded dga | b2 g b2 g | efe efg |
a2 f a2 f | ded g3 | ecA ABc | d3 :|

K: G Major
|: DD/E/F |
GAG G2 B | GAG GDB | AFD DFG | AFD DEF |
G2 G GDB | G2 G GDB | AFD DD/E/F | G3 :|
|: GA/B/c |
d2 B d2 B | GDG Gcd | e2 c edc | A2 A ABc |
d2 B dcB | GDG c2 B | AFD D>EF | G3 :|

Usa

Once popular in the USA, not so much now. There is a southern 4/4 version called Green Willis, but Ive only heard once. I prefer the 6/8. The American version is just like the versions posted here.

The New Rigged Ship, X:3

Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK.

One of the alternative titles of this tune: "Green Willis" (as posted by someone above) is indeed simliar to "The New-Rigged Ship" jig, but it’s an American old-timey reel (in 4/4 time).

The New Rigged Ship, X:4

Another version from Jack Campin

Re: The New Rigged Ship

The New Rigged Ship is also a 48 Bar Scottish Country Dance. It’s quite old and not often seen on a program as it is 48 bars. Only recently did I learn it is aka Miss Findley’s Delight.
It is the perfect tune for teaching the skip change step to beginning Scottish Country dancers.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA