Jenny Pippin reel

Also known as Jennie Pippin, Jenny Nettles Fancy, Jenny Pippen, Sineidin Pippin.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Jenny Pippin appears in 2 other tune collections.

Jenny Pippin has been added to 1 tune set.

Jenny Pippin has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jenny Pippin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|dfaf bfaf|dfaf g2fe|dfaf bfaf|dBAf e2dc|
dfaf bfaf|bfaf g2fg|agfe dBAB|dbaf e2d||
X: 2
T: Jenny Pippin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|BADA dAFA|BADA defd|BADA dAFA|1 dcdf e2d:|2 dbaf e2d||
d|dfaf bgaf|dfaf (3gag fe|dfaf bgaf|dBAf e2 dd|
dfaf bgaf|bgaf g2 fg|agfe dBAB|dbaf e2d||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 3
T: Jenny Pippin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BADA dAFA|BADA defd|BADA dAFA|dcdf e3d|
BADA D3A|BADA defd|BDAD dDAD|dBaf e3d||
dfaf bgaf|dfaf g3e|dfaf bgaf|dBAf e3f|
dfaf bgaf|bgaf g2 fg|agfe dBAB|dBaf e2d||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

A right rollicking reel from my archives. Not played as often as it might be but it comes up in sessions sometimes. I like to play the g2 in bars 2 and 6 as a triplet.


I love it! This charming melody practically plays itself on the Mandolin. Does anyone have a bit of history on this tune?

I’ll make an entirely uneducated guess that it comes from a stable not so far from “The High Road To Linton”. Anyone care to shoot me down on this?

So, now we’re back to apples😉

Jenny Pippin

Patsy Touhey recorded this on wax cylinder about a century ago. A Boston publication of the 1950s, Jerry O’Brien’s Folk and Dance Music of Ireland, gives an apt alternate title for it - the Anvil Reel.

Jennie Pippin

This reel appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 107, no. 583, as Jennie Pippin, Sineidin Pippin.
According to, this tune is also known as Jenny Nettles Fancy.

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