The Quaker’s Wife jig

Also known as Droney’s, Jim Droney’s.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Boys Of The Town (a few times) and McGreevy’s (a few times).

The Quaker’s Wife has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Quaker's Wife has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Quaker's Wife
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D |GAB D2E | GAB AGE | GAB D2E | GAG GED |
GAB D2E | GAB d2e | dBG AGA | BGG G2 :|
|:B | dBB dBB | dBB A2B | dBB dBA | GAB GED |
dBB dBe | dBd g2e | dBG AGA | BGG G2 :|
# Added by EndaS .

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From Bill Ochs’ tin whistle book:

X: 2
T: Quaker’s wife
S: Bill Ochs
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
GAB D2B|c2B A3|GAB D2D|E3 G3:|
GAB d2B|e2B d3|GAB d2Bc3 d3|
e2c ABc|d2B G3|GAB D2D|E3G3|]

The Quaker’s Wife Jig

Scots version, which is named "Merrily Danced the Quaker’s Wife" (or simply "The Quaker’s Wife"), given below from Kerr’s, but found in earlier collections (eg Gow, c1797).

X:1004
T:Merrily Danced the Quaker’s Wife
S:Kerr’s Merry Melodies Book 1
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:6/8
K:D
A | def A2f | g2f e2d | def A2A | B3 d2A |
def A2f | agf e2d | def A2A | B3 d2 :|
A | d2f a2f | b2g a2f | d2f a2g | f3 a2a |
b2g efg | a2f d2A | def A2A | B3 d2 :|

Name of this Tune

I’ve heard this titled as "Jim Droney’s (Jig)". It’s called that on a few different Uilleann piping albums I have.