Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft slip jig

Also known as Jenny Lay Up In The Loft, Jenny Lay Up O’ Th’ Loft, Jockey Lay Up In The Hayloft, Jockey Lay Up In The Loft.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft has been added to 1 tune set.

Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBA GBG F2D|GBA G2B cAF|GBA GBG F2D|=FGA {g}=f2d {f}ecA:|
|:B/c/dB AcA {c}B2G|B/c/dB Adc AG^F|Gge {g}fdc B2G|=FGA {g}=f2d {f}ecA:|
X: 2
T: Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GBG GBG F2D|GBG G2B cAF|GBG GBG F2D|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|B/c/dB cAd cAF|B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:G2g gdB gdB|G2g gdB =fcA|G2g gdB gdB|=F2=f fcA fcA:|
|:gag gdg f2d|gag gdg agf|gag gdg f2d|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:G2B2G2 G2B2G2 F4D2|G2B2G2 G2B2G2 dcBAGF|
|:B2d2B2 A2c2A2 B4G2|B2d2B2 A2c2A2 c2A2F2|
|:G2B2G2 G2D2C2 B,4G,2|G2B2G2 G2A2B2 c2A2F2|
|:G2BcdB d2BcdB G2BcdB|G2BcdB d2BcdB c2B2A2|
|:G4g2- g2d2B2 g2d2B2|G4g2- g2d2B2 f2c2A2|
|:G4D2- D2B,2D2 F4D2|G4D2- D2B,2D2 dcBAF2|
X: 3
T: Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GAG GBG GFD | GAG GAB cAF | GAG GBG GFD | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | B/c/dB cAd cAF | B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: G2 g gdB gdB | G2 g gdB cAF | G2 g gdB gdB | A2 f fcA fcA :||
|: gag gdg g3 | gag gdg agf | gag gdg g3 | FGA f2 d cBA :||

Five comments

Another Northumbrian slip jig that demonstrates how nice tunes can even grow out of songs 🙂

Thanks for your posting, Dow.
I like this tune.( I prefer it transposed in A.)

Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft

Robert Bewick’s version is a bit different to my setting and is in 4 parts:

|:GBG GBG F2D|GBG G2B cAF|GBG GBG F2D|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|B/c/dB cAd cAF|B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:G2g gdB gdB|G2g gdB =fcA|G2g gdB gdB|=F2=f fcA fcA:|
|:gag gdg f2d|gag gdg agf|gag gdg f2d|=FGA =f2d cAF:|

The first 2 parts of Bewick’s setting were used for the minstrelsy published in the late 19th century, and it’s that 2-part setting that is probably best known. My version is probably a corruption of the minstrelsy setting! I like it though.

There is also an older 6-part fiddle setting with variations that went by the old-fashioned sounding title "Jenny Lay Up O’ Th’ Loft". This setting contains no Fnats, but uses the bottom string of the4 fiddle to great effect. It’s probably best transcribed in 9/4:

K:G
M:9/4
|:G2B2G2 G2B2G2 F4D2|G2B2G2 G2B2G2 dcBAGF|
G2B2G2 G2B2G2 F4D2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:B2d2B2 A2c2A2 B4G2|B2d2B2 A2c2A2 c2A2F2|
B2d2B2 A2c2A2 B4G2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G2B2G2 G2D2C2 B,4G,2|G2B2G2 G2A2B2 c2A2F2|
G2B2G2 G2D2C2 B,4G,2|A2F2A2 d2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G2BcdB d2BcdB G2BcdB|G2BcdB d2BcdB c2B2A2|
G2BcdB d2BcdB G2BcdB|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G4g2- g2d2B2 g2d2B2|G4g2- g2d2B2 f2c2A2|
G4g2- g2d2B2 g2d2B2|F4f2- f2c2A2 f2c2A2:|
|:G4D2- D2B,2D2 F4D2|G4D2- D2B,2D2 dcBAF2|
G4D2- D2B,2D2 F4D2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|

“Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft” ~ another transcript of a 4-parter

Check in the comments for this tune which bears some similarity:

"Taflwn Yr Hosan" / "We With Fun the Stocking Throw"
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on August 18th 2006 by you.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6108

4 - parts ~ # Posted on August 20th 2006 by hetty

“Anon” ~ as Hetty had it, without a name (& slight editing)

X: 4
T: anon / gan ainm
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: G
|: GAG GBG GFD | GAG GAB cAF | GAG GBG GFD | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | B/c/dB cAd cAF | B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: G2 g gdB gdB | G2 g gdB cAF | G2 g gdB gdB | A2 f fcA fcA :||
|: gag gdg g3 | gag gdg agf | gag gdg g3 | FGA f2 d cBA :||

I ~ have found a version amongst my very early handwritten collection of tunes. As far as my notes tell me I have it as a Northumbrian slip jigs ( if there really are such things). I have no name for it, hence ‘Anon’. I see that Robert Bewick’s version notated (above) is almost identical with mine.

https://thesession.org/tunes/6108/comments

# Posted on August 19th - 21st 2006 by hetty