The Fart That Woke The Baby slip jig

The Fart That Woke The Baby has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Fart That Woke The Baby
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| DEF DEF AGF | DEF DEF E2A, | DEF DEF AGF | A,A,A, A,B,C D2A,|
| DEF DEF AGF | DEF DEF E2A, | DEF DEF AGF | A,A,A, A,B,C D2 e|
| f2d f2d f2G | AdG AdG A2e | f2d f2d f2G | ABA ABc d2e |
| f2d f2d f2G | AdG AdG A2e | f2d f2d f2G | ABA ABc d2A,|
X: 2
T: The Fart That Woke The Baby
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: !pppp! DEF DEF AGF | DEF DEF E2A, | DEF DEF AGF | A,A,A, A,B,C D2A,|
DEF DEF AGF | DEF DEF E2A, | DEF DEF AGF | A,A,A, A,B,C D2 e |
f2d f2d f2G | AdG AdG A2e | f2d f2d f2G | ABA ABc d2e |
f2d f2d f2G | AdG AdG A2e | f2d f2d f2g | z3 !fff! H[^G,A,B,=C D E ]6 :|

Eight comments

The Fart That Woke The Baby

"The Fart That Woke The Baby would be a great name for a traditional Irish slip jig."
- Comedy writer slash producer, Colm Tobin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/colmtobin/status/969301974989660168

Thought it was a bit quirkier than The Blackwater Lightship, but then I realised it was a different guy.
Missing an ‘i’.
What do you call an Irish novelist who’s missing an i?
A comedy writer.

Comedy is easy.

;)

The Fart That Woke The Baby, X:2

The way we play it out in these parts. I first heard about it about 10 minutes ago.

Re: The Fart That Woke The Baby

Love the last note: that says it all! "Just slipped out" no doubt?

Re: The Fart That Woke The Baby

I’m having real trouble playing X:2 on my whistle, but now I realise that I really need a set of pipes with the ultra-sub-base drone fitted, you know, the one that fires off when the pressure in the bag gets a bit much. With my whistle I’m afraid I can only toot, which isn’t accepted as an authentic rendition of the characteristic sound likely to wake a sleeping baby. Not enough grunt. Unfortunately, jazz musicians have recently become interested in reinterpreting this tune, but when they trumpet off a solo it just gets really cheesey. Ugh!

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Re: The Fart That Woke The Baby

Whose fart? Mom, dad, the fiddler in the kitchen? What’s the story behind this tune?

Re: The Fart That Woke The Baby

How do you play the last bar if you don’t have a choral instrument?

Re: The Fart That Woke The Baby

I’ve transposed it to a pipes-friendly key and hope to record it in the next few days.