I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave jig

Also known as I Buried My Wife, I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her, I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her Grave.

There are 46 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Fraher’s (a few times), Up Leitrim (a few times), Bennachie Sunrise (a few times) and The Pipe On The Hob (a few times).

I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave has been added to 16 tune sets.

I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave has been added to 630 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DED F2 G|AdB =cAF|GFG BAG|FAF GEA|
|DED F2 G|AdB =cAF|GFG BAG|1 AFD D2 E:|2 AFD DFA||
|:d2 e fed|faf gfe|d2 e fed|d=cA d=cA|
|d2 e fed|faf gfe|d2 A BAG|1 AFD DFA:|2 AFD D2 E||
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X: 2
T: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
DAD F2G|AdB cAF|~G3 cAG|FAF GEA|DED F2G|AdB cAF|G2B cAG|AFD D3:|
|:d2e fed|faf gfe|d2e fed|d^cA d^cA|d2e fed|faf gfe|d^cA BAG|AFD D3:|
X: 3
T: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DAD F2 G|AdB =cAF|G3 BAG|FAF GEA|
|DAD F2 G|AdB =cAF|GFG BAG|1 AFD D2 A:|2 AFD DFA||
|:d2e g/f/ed|faf gfe|d2e g/f/ed|dcA dcA|
|d2e g/f/ed|faf gfe|dcA BAG|1 AFD DFA:|2 AFD D2A||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave

I’m concerned that we have several versions of this floating around on this site, but one is actually Frieze Britches, a similar but different tune, and the other (I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her) matches no version I’ve ever heard.

Which left us without a session-able version—one that would likely fit in with what’s more commonly played under this name at sessions here and beyond. I think one of this site’s strengths is as a source of widely played versions of tunes. Learn them, and you can sit in at sessions everywhere. So I’ve posted that more common version here.

This is based on Martin Hayes’ playing on his early self-titled cd. He also sometimes playes it sharping the c’s in the B Part for a more major (less modal) feel. You can put rolls on those GFG’s in the A Part, and don’t be afraid to slide into that F in measures 1 and 5 of Part A.

Hope this doesn’t ruffle anyone’s hackles….
Will

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Other recording of tune

I have no other name, but I learned it off Dervish’s album "Playing with Fire" (track 6). Good recording too! Jan

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This has gone to the top of my ‘tunes to learn list’… I sang with Silver Arm over Valentines weekend, and they played this one! (How funny is that??)

T:I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Eamon Cotter
R:jig
Z:gm
K:Dmix
DAD F2G|AdB cAF|~G3 cAG|FAF GEA|DED F2G|AdB cAF|G2B cAG|AFD D3:|
|:d2e fed|faf gfe|d2e fed|d^cA d^cA|d2e fed|faf gfe|d^cA BAG|AFD D3:|