The Wheels Of The World jig

Also known as Coleman’s, Henry’s, John Henry’s, Portarlington, The Portarlington.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Wheels Of The World has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Wheels Of The World has been added to 113 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Wheels Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG|:FDD ADD|BDD c2A|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
GFG AGA|BAB c2A|Bcd ecA|1 AGF GAG:|2 AGF G2D||
GBd gdB|dBG BcA|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
GBd gdB|dBG BcA|Bcd ecA|AGF G3||
dfa gdB|dBG BcA|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
GFG AGA|BAB c2A|Bcd ecA|AGF G3||
X: 2
T: The Wheels Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|:DGG GAG FGA| B2B GAB c2A| DGG GAG FGA| Bcd cAF G2E:|
|: ded cAG FAD| ded cAB c2B| ded cAG FAD| ded cAF G2B:|
X: 3
T: The Wheels Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
FDD ADD|BGB cBA|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
FDD ADD|BGB c3|Bcd ecA|AGF G3 |
FDD ADD|BGB c3|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
GFG A3|~B3 c3|Bcd ecA| AGF G2B||
def gdB|dBG c3|Bcd ecA|ABG AFD|
def gdB|dBG c3|Bcd ecA|AGF G2B|
def gdB|dBG c3|Bcd ecA|ABG FED|
GFG A3|~B3 c3|Bcd ecA|AGF G3||
# Added by DomW .

Ten comments

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.
Trevor

I transcribed this version from a class play-through led by my teacher.
Trevor

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)

Henk,
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.
Trevor

“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.