Rocking The Cradle jig

There are 17 recordings of this tune.

Rocking The Cradle appears in 1 other tune collection.

Rocking The Cradle has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Rocking The Cradle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e2 d|:cBA Bed|cBG BAB|cBA Bed|cAA A2 B|
cBc ded|cBA Bed|cBc dBG|1 BAA Aed:|2 BAA A2 f||
=gfe fed|eac BAf|=gfe dcd|ea^g a2 b|
=gfe fed|eac BAE|Ace dBG|1 BAA A2 f:|2 BAA A3||

Three comments

Rocking the Cradle

‘Le Cheile’ played this on their ‘Aris’ LP, first as a Slow Air ‘The Old Man Rocking the Cradle’ then they sped it up into this jig.

I personally don’t think it works too well as a Jig & believe they should have just stuck with the slow air, but I’ve included here out of interest, & just in case other folk like it.


I really this song as a jig. I’ve heard the jig version on the Music at Matt Malloy’s recording and it’s great!