The Doberman’s Wallet jig

By Frankie Gavin

Also known as Dobermann’s Wallet, Drimneen, The Drimneen.

There are 21 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Doberman’s Wallet has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Doberman's Wallet has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Doberman's Wallet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 F EDE|~F2 D DFA|ded ~B2 A|FED EFG|
~A2 F EDE|FDD DFA|dcd BdA|1 FDD D2 B:|2 FDD DFA||
d2 d cBA|Bcd ~e2 d|c2 A BAB|c.A.A ABc|
ded cBA|Bcd edB|A{B}AF EDE|FDD DFA|
d2 B {d}cBA|Bcd ~e2 d|c{d}cA ~B3|cAA ~A2 e|
fed cBA|Bcd AGF|GAB ABc|dAF EFG||F4z2||
X: 2
T: The Doberman's Wallet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 F EDE|FDD DFA|ded B2 A|1 FDD DdB:|2 FDD D2 A||
ded cBA|Bcd e2 d|cAA BAB|cAA ABc|
ded cBA|Bcd efd|A2 F EDE|FDD DFA|
ded cBA|Bcd e2 d|cAA BAB|cAA Aag|
fed cBA|Bcd AGF|GAB Afe|dAF EFG||
# Added by protz .
X: 3
T: The Doberman's Wallet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:e2 c BAB|cAA Ace|aba f2 e|cBB Bcd|
e2 c BAB|cAA Ace|aba f2 e|1 cAA Aaf:|2 cAA A2 e||
aba gfe|fga b2 a|gee fef|gee efg|
aba gfe|fga baf|e2 c BAB|cAA Ace|
aba gfe|fga b2 a|gee fef|gee eab|
c'ba gfe|fga ecA|dfa ec'b|aec Bcd||

Ten comments

This sounds a lot like a variation of Rose in the Heather.

Hmm, now I am confused. I am listening to “Frankie Goes to Town” and I think the tune labelled “Doberman’s Wallet” may be mislabelled.

the first part sounds a bit like Maguire’s Kick

the end

The ending of this isn’t right. The tune is more complicated than this as I hear it on cds.

My area’s way to play it

I’ve just posted the version that I’m used to hear around here, in Brittany… but oops, something I’ve done wrong in the abc of the first parts’s last bar: the midi repeats the 1) two times. Sorry for that. PZ.

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Fixed up. The new works much better than before. 🙂

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The… Doberman’s Wallet…?

We all know why it’s called that, right?

Gavin, having just composed the jig, plays it for somebody and they tell him it’s lovely, a great tune - “it’s the dog’s b****cks”. Well, he can hardly call it that, now, can he? So the friend says “Call it the Doberman’s wallet.”

“How’s that?” says Gavin, perplexed.

“Did you ever see a Doberman from the back?”

Re: The Doberman’s Wallet

This tune goes great with “Munster Buttermilk” (G)