Out With The Boys jig

Also known as A Day At The Races, Off To The Races, Pip Murphy’s.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Out With The Boys appears in 2 other tune collections.

Out With The Boys has been added to 5 tune sets.

Out With The Boys has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Out With The Boys
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 g2 e|dBG AGE|DEG AGA|1 BGG G2 D:|2 BGG G2 e||
|:efe gfe|efe gfe|efe gfe|fBB B2 B|
e2 e gfg|agf gfe|BcB AGA|1 BEE E2 e:|2 BGG G2D||
# Added by Test .
X: 2
T: Out With The Boys
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3D/E/F/|G3 g2e|dBG AGE|DEG BAG|BAA A2 B/A/|
|:d|e^de gfg|e^de gfg|e^de gfg|fdB B2d|
e^de gfg|agf gfe|BcB AGA|BGE E2:|
|:(3D/E/F/|G2g gdB|G2g gdB|DFA cBA|BFA GFE|
D2g gdB|G2g gdB|BcB AGA|BGE E2:|
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X: 3
T: Out With The Boys
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFG g2 e|dBG AGE|D2 G AGA|1 BGG GBA:|2 BGG G2||
|:d|e3 gfe|Bee gfe|Bee gfe|fBB Bcd|
e^de gfe|agf gec|BcB AGA|1 BGF G2:|2 BGF G3||

Eight comments

Rounding out the set

I was surprised this tune was not already on thesession as it is part of the standard “Sligo Set”:

Up Sligo/Rollicking Boys Of Tandragee/Out With The Boys

Anyways, this version is from Kevin Burke’s solo fiddle in Oregon.

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Off to the Races

Kevin used to refer to this tune, rightly or wrongly, as Off to the Races. It’s on the 2nd of his Homespun teaching videos, where he shares some nice thoughts about it.

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Laurence Nugent has this as Pip Murphy’s. I wouldn’t know for certain but I’m guessing that perhaps this is harmonica player Pip Murphy, son of the late Phil Murphy who lives down in Carrick on Bannow in Wexford. See this link for info Phil Murphy https://thesession.org/tunes/5121

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Out with the Boys ––> Pigtown Fling

This jig reminds me of The Pigtown Fling - they make a nice pair (if you don’t mind mixing jigs and reels in the same set!)


Cormac breathnach version

there’s a fantastic and jazzy (and 3-part) version of this on deiseal’s second album. cormac’s second part is quite a bit more interesting than the standard one, IMHO, which to my ears is a bit too predictable.

Out With The Boys, X:2

Here is the version published in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 24, no. 45, as Out with the Boys, Amac Leis Na Buacaillib.
As I don’t really like 3 identical bars in a row, I suggest this at the beginning of B |:d|e^de gfg|eBe gfg|e^de gfg|

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