The Wheels Of The World jig

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

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Wheels Of The World appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Wheels Of The World has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Wheels Of The World has been added to 116 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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||
2
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:|
3
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.