Your Mother’s Little Pet reel

Also known as Mother’s Pet, Peata Beag, Peata Beag Do Máthar, Peata Beag Do Mhathair, Peata Beag Mo Mathar, Peata Beag Mo Mháthair, Peata Beag Mo Mháthar, Peata Geal Do Mhathair, Your Mother’s Fair Pet.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Coppers And Brass (a few times).

Your Mother’s Little Pet has been added to 1 tune set.

Your Mother's Little Pet has been added to 75 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Your Mother's Little Pet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2cA BG~G2|ABcA dfaf|d2cA BGGB|ABcA d2de:|
|:fdde fga2|bgaf gbag|fdde fga2|1 bgaf g2ag:|2 bgaf g2af||
X: 2
T: Your Mother's Little Pet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|df af|
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|1 df da:|2 d2 de||
fd d>e|fg af|ge e>f|gb ag|
fd d>e|fg af|gb af|1 dA de:|2 d2 d2||
X: 3
T: Your Mother's Little Pet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2GE FDDF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGE FDDF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGA F2 z D|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGE (3FGA ED|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2 (3cBA|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|fdef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| ffe.f d2 z2|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|faef dc (3BAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
AFGE FAED|E(G ~G2 G) (3FED (A|A2) (3GFE FAED|EF (3GFE A2AG|
A2FA (3FED EF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2 (3cBA|
|z c2 A (3Bcd eg|ffef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|fdef dcAG|E2 AE (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
a2 (3gfe faed|e(g ~g2) e(g ~g2)|agge faed|ef (3gfe (a4|
a)bga fa (3fed|e(g ~g2 g) (3fed (a|a2) (3gfe fdfd|ef (3gfe a2 ed|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|(3fed ef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
|z c2 z A (3Bcd eg|ffef dcAG|E2 AE (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2||

Eleven comments

This is the sister reel of "The Yellow Cow" posted at https://thesession.org/tunes/1565 which was originally a song. You can find a recording and details including lyrics of the song on Dervish’s "At The End Of The Day".

I know this one as *My* Mother’s Little Pet or Peata Beag *Mo* Mh

Jig intro for Peata Beag

Does anyone know the name of the jig Dervish plays before and after Peata Beag?

Ketida, on the only Dervish recording I have, they do Coppers and Brass with Peata Beag (https://thesession.org/tunes/228), but down a string in C.

Posted .

If you mean the Live in Palma album, I know the jig they play before and after Peata Beag as Hartigan’s Fancy and play it in G.

The Temple House Ceili Band had a slightly different take on the 2nd part of this Polka, which you may, or may not like?:

X: 1
T: Peata Geal Mo Mhathair
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|df af|
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|1 df da:|2 d2 de||
fd d>e|fg af|ge e>f|gb ag|
fd d>e|fg af|gb af|1 dA de:|2 d2 d2||

Grada

This tune is also contained in the set Anton’s Gambit by Grada (second in the set).

Dervish & Peata Beag

I am pretty sure that the jig that Dervish uses to bookend this song on Live In Palma is the Humours of Ennystymon…if its not that tune, then they are so close that they could be the same tune.

X: 1
T: Mother And Child, Peata Beag mo Mháthar
C:Alan Doherty on Gráda’s album Endeavour
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
A2GE FDDF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGE FDDF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGA F2 z D|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2AG|
AFGE (3FGA ED|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2 (3cBA|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|fdef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| ffe.f d2 z2|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|faef dc (3BAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
AFGE FAED|E(G ~G2 G) (3FED (A|A2) (3GFE FAED|EF (3GFE A2AG|
A2FA (3FED EF|E(G ~G2) E(G ~G2)|A2GE FEDF|EF (3GFE A2 (3cBA|
|z c2 A (3Bcd eg|ffef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|fdef dcAG|E2 AE (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
a2 (3gfe faed|e(g ~g2) e(g ~g2)|agge faed|ef (3gfe (a4|
a)bga fa (3fed|e(g ~g2 g) (3fed (a|a2) (3gfe fdfd|ef (3gfe a2 ed|
|c2 z A (3Bcd eg|(3fed ef dcAG|EAAG (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2|
|z c2 z A (3Bcd eg|ffef dcAG|E2 AE (3Bcd eg| (3fed ef d2 z2||