Off To Puck Fair jig

Also known as My Wife’s A Wanton Wee Thing, My Wife’s A Winsome Wee Thing.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Off To Puck Fair has been added to 1 tune set.

Off To Puck Fair has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Off To Puck Fair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f/e/|: d2 A (3 Bcd A|dcd A2 B|=cdc GEG|=cdc Afe|
d2 A (3 Bcd A|dcd ABG|FDF ECE|1 D3 D2 f/e/:|2 D3 D2 F/G/||
|:ABA FDF|ABA FDF|G=cG E=CE|G=cG E=CE|
ABA FDF|ABA A2 g|fed cfe|1 d3 d2 F/G/:|2 d3 d2 e||
|: f2 d A2 F|ABF Ade|fg^g afd|(3 efg f ede|
f2 d A2 F|ABA A2 g|fed cfe|1 d3 d2 e:|2 d3 d2 F/G/||
|:A (3FED DFA|BGE Ee/f/g/a/|bge efd|cde A2 a|
d'af dAF|GAB Eag|fed cfe|d3 d2 F/G/:|
|:ABA ABc|d2 A FDF|F2 G EDE|B2 A F2 G|
ABA ABc|dfd AFD|GBA GFE|1 D3 D2 F/G/:|2 D3 D2 e||
|:f2 d AFA|f2 d Afa|g2 f e2 d|(3 cde c AFA|
f2 d AFA|f2 d AFA|Bgf edc|1 d3 d2 e:|2 d3 d3||
2
X: 2
T: Off To Puck Fair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 A B/c/dA | dcd A2 B | =cdc GEG | =cdc Afe |
d2 A B/c/dA | dcd ABG | FDF ECE | D3 D2 :|
ABA FDF | ABA FDF | G=cG E=CE | G=cG E=CE |
ABA FDF | ABA A2 g | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
f2 d A2 F | ABF Ade | fg^g afd | e/f/gf ede |
f2 d A2 F | ABA A2 g | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
AF/E/D DFA | BGE Ee/f/g/a/ | bge efd | cde A2 a |
d'af dAF | GAB Eag | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
ABA ABc | d2 A FDF | F2 G EDE | B2 A F2 G |
ABA ABc | dfd AFD | GBA GFE | D3 D2 :|
f2 d AFA | f2 d Afa | g2 f e2 d | c/d/ec AFA |
f2 d AFA | f2 d AFA | Bgf edc | d3 d2 :|

Five comments

A mandolin delight

I’ve always thought that this tune sounds especially nice on the mandolin after hearing Mick Moloney’s version on "Strings Attached". It’s always been one of my favourites and I actually got around to learning the whole six parts a couple of years ago.

John

Extra triplets

I usually put in a few extra triplets depending on my mood, usually in the last bars of each of the parts.

Oops

I made a small "boo boo" and forget to enter the repeat ":|" in parts 3 and 6. I’ve now amended the ABC and this is correct. However, please take this into account if playing from the sheet music or midi.

John

Off To Puck Fair

I agree, John - Mick’s playing of this is cracking. I’ve never heard of it elsewhere, and although the basis of the thing is the old Scots jig "My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing", OTPF takes it to uncharted places. A pure delight!

"Off To Puck Fair" ~ this transcription run through the power wash

X: 1
T: Off To Puck Fair
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|: f/e/ |\
d2 A B/c/dA | dcd A2 B | =cdc GEG | =cdc Afe |
d2 A B/c/dA | dcd ABG | FDF ECE | D3 D2 :|
|: F/G/ |\
ABA FDF | ABA FDF | G=cG E=CE | G=cG E=CE |
ABA FDF | ABA A2 g | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
|: e |\
f2 d A2 F | ABF Ade | fg^g afd | e/f/gf ede |
f2 d A2 F | ABA A2 g | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
|: F/G/ |\
AF/E/D DFA | BGE Ee/f/g/a/ | bge efd | cde A2 a |
d’af dAF | GAB Eag | fed cfe | d3 d2 :|
|: F/G/ |\
ABA ABc | d2 A FDF | F2 G EDE | B2 A F2 G |
ABA ABc | dfd AFD | GBA GFE | D3 D2 :|
|: e |\
f2 d AFA | f2 d Afa | g2 f e2 d | c/d/ec AFA |
f2 d AFA | f2 d AFA | Bgf edc | d3 d2 :|