A tune well-known in the Bristol area, at least, and usually taught to beginners when they’re past the earlier stages. It’s got some useful arpeggios in the B part. We also know it as "Henry’s Jig", but who "Henry" is I have no idea.
I transcribed this version from a class play-through led by my teacher.
Kevin Burke: wrong reference
Trevor, If the Cap Fits by Kevin Burke contains the REEL Wheels of the World, not the Jig!
Henk, when you submit a tune, the references are automatically generated - there’s nothing Trevor can do to change them.
Not wrong reference
That’s correct. Henk, please read the "Details". It says:
"Recordings of a tune by this name:"
The point being that they are recordings of a tune *by that name*, not necessarily the same tune.
Please don’t make me update it to:
"Recordings of a tune by this name but not necessarily the same tune, but then again, maybe…"
The Wheels of the World (jig)
It’s worth remembering that a large number of tunes have more than one name, sometimes a dozen or more. Conversely, the same name may often be applied to several entirely different tunes.
“We also know it as “Henry’s Jig”, but who “Henry” is I have no idea.”
Johnny Henry, from Doocastle in Mayo, is known for playing this.
The Wheels Of The World, X:2
This version of the tune I also know as "Red Mary’s" Slip Jig.
Re: The Wheels Of The World
How about posting it here instead?
https://thesession.org/tunes/527 (the actual slip jig, with The Wheels of the World as one of the titles)
The Wheels Of The World, X:3
From the fabulous album Mandorla by Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres