The Limerick Tinker jig

Also known as The Wearied Lad.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Limerick Tinker appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Limerick Tinker has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Limerick Tinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:G2A BAG|AGF GFD|G2A Bdd|cAA F2D|
G2A BAG|AGF Gde|fag f2e|cAF F2A:|
|:ded dcA|d2G GAc|ded dcA|cAF FAc|
ded dcA|d2G Gde|fag f2d|cAF F2A:|
|:B2G A2G|d2G G2A|B2G A2G|cAF FGA|
BAG AGF|GFD FGA|fag fed|cAF F2A:|
2
X: 2
T: The Limerick Tinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|A2 B cBA|BAG AGE|A2 B cee|dBA G2 E|
|A2 B cBA|BAG Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|efe edB|e2 A ABd|efe edB|dBG GBd|
|efe edB|e2 A Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|cBA Bcd|ecA A2 B|cBA Ace|dBA GAB|
cBA BAG|AGE GAB|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
# Added .
3
X: 3
T: The Limerick Tinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:A2 B cBA|BAG AGE|A2 B cee|dBA G2 E|
A2 B cBA|BAG Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|:e3 edB|e2 A AB/c/d|e3 edB|dBG GB/c/d|
e3 edB|e2 A Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|:c2A Bcd|ecA A2 B|c2A Ace|dBG GAB|
c2A BAG|AGE GAB|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

There once was a girl called Miranda,
Who was often inclined to philander,
She went to sleep
In the arms of a sheep,
And woke up in the arms of a parakeet

Nice tune. Also common in Am:

X:1
T:Limerick Tinker
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Am
|A2 B cBA|BAG AGE|A2 B cee|dBA G2 E|
|A2 B cBA|BAG Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|efe edB|e2 A ABd|efe edB|dBG GBd|
|efe edB|e2 A Ae^f|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||
|cBA Bcd|ecA A2 B|cBA Ace|dBA GAB|
cBA BAG|AGE GAB|gba g^fe|dBG GAB||

Posted .

The Limerick Tinker

There was a young man from Nantucket…….on second thoughts,perhaps not.

The tune was the Limerick Tinker
But the key was a terrible stinker
Amid shouts and gripes
From the flutes and the pipes
The fiddlers couldn’t be pinker!