Off To The Hunt jig

Also known as Mount Your Baggage.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Off To The Hunt appears in 2 other tune collections.

Off To The Hunt has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

1
X: 1
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B,EE EFA|BdB AFE|DD/D/D FEF|AFD FED|
EFE EFA|BAB def|edB AF/G/A|1 BGE E2B,:|2 BGE EB/c/d||
efe EE/F/E|efe EE/F/E|ded DD/E/D|FEF AFD|
GFG AGA|BAB def|edB AF/G/A|1 BGE EB/c/d:|2 BGE E3||
2
X: 2
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:D|EFE EFA|BdB AFE|DED FED|AFD FED|
EFE EFA|BAB dfe|BAG FGA|BGE E2:|
|:d|ede EFE|ede Eec|d2D DED|FEF DEF|
GFG AGA|BAB dfe|BAG FGA|BGE E2:|
3
X: 3
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B | ABA ABd | ege dBA | GFG BGB | dBG AGE |
ABA ABd | ede gab | age dBd | eAA A2 :|
f/g/ | a^ga ABA | a^ga A2 f | gfg GFG | gfg GAB |
cBc dcd | ede gab | age dBd | edA A2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E3 EFA | B3 BAF | AFD FED | AFD FED |
E3 EFA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BGE EBG :|2 BGE E2^d ||
|: e^de E^DE | e^de E2e | d2D DCD | AFE DEF |
G2G AGA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BGE E2^d :|2 BGE EBG ||
5
X: 5
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 EFA | BdB BAF | ADD FED | ADD FED |
~E3 EFA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BGE EBG :|2 BAB c=d^d ||
|: e^de ~E3 | e^de EFA | d2A FED | AFE DEF |
~G3 A^GA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BAB c=d^d :|2 BGE EBG ||
6
X: 6
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B,EE EFA | BdB AFE | ~D3 FDF | AFD FAF |
~E3 EFA | BAB def | edB AFA |1 BGE E3 :|2 BGE EB/c/d ||
|: e^de ~E3 | e^de ~E3 | dcd ~D3 | FAF DEF |
GFG A^GA | B^AB def | edB AFA | BGE E3 :|
7
X: 7
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B,EE EFA | dcB AFE | DFD FDF | AFD F/G/AF |
EFE EFA | BAB def | edB AF/G/A |1 BGE E3 :|2 BGE EB/c/d ||
|: e^de EGE | e^de EGE | dcd DFD | FAF DEF |
G3 A3 | B3 def | edB AF/G/A |1 BGE EB/c/d :|2 BGE E3 ||
8
X: 8
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A2A AB/c/d | ege dBA | ~G3 BGB | dBG BdB |
A2A AB/c/d | ede g2g | age dBd |1 ecA A2G :|2 ecA A3 ||
|: aga ~A3 | aga ~A3 | gfg ~G3 | B/c/dB GAB |
c2c d^cd | ~e3 g2g | age dBd |1 ecA A3 :|2 ecA A2G ||
9
X: 9
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A2A AB/c/d | ege dBA | ~G3 BGB | dBG BAG |
A2A AB/c/d | ede g2g | age dBd |1 ecA A2G :|2 ecA A3 ||
|: ~a3 ~A3 | ~a3 ~A3 | ~g3 ~G3 | B/c/dB GAB |
cGc d2d | ~e3 g2g | age dBd |1 ecA A3 :|2 ecA A2G ||
10
X: 10
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 EFA | B3 AFE | D2D FED | AFD FED |
E3 EFA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BEE E2D :|2 BEE E2^d ||
|: e^de E^DE | e^de E2e | d2D DCD | FEF DEF |
~G3 AGA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BEE E2^d :|2 BEE E2D ||
11
X: 11
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 EFA | B/c/dB AFE | DCD FED | AFD FED |
E3 EF/G/A | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BEE E2D :|2 BEE E2^d ||
|: e^de ~E3 | e^de E2e | d2D DCD | FEF DEF |
GFG AGA | BAB dfe | BAG FGA |1 BEE E2^d :|2 BEE E2D ||
12
X: 12
T: Off To The Hunt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 EFA | ~B3 AFE | D2E FED | AFD FED |
~E3 EFA | BAB dfe | dBG FGA |1 BGE E2D :|2 BGE E2d ||
|: e^de ~E3 | e^de E2e | d2D DEF | AFD DEF |
~G3 AGA | BAB dfe | dBG FGA |1 BGE E2d :|2 BGE E2D ||

Thirteen comments

Off to the Hunt

Paul Brock heard this jig on a recording by John & Joe Fahey (on fiddle & banjo) which was recorded in the U. S. A. on 4th April 1937.

John Naughtons

Not far removed from John Naughton’s on Mary Macnamaras "Music from East Clare". (I havn’t got time to put a link on)

I believe what Mary Mac recorded as "John Naughton’s Jig" is a version of "The Jug of Brown Ale."

Off To The Hunt, X:5

Some variations.

Partially from the playing of Mick Kinsella/Josephine Marsh/Tommy Carew/Declan Corey, and, partially a few of my own ideas.

Off To The Hunt, X:6

From the playing of Paul Brock.

A bit different from X1, which also has Paul Brock’s recording as the source.

Off To The Hunt, X:7

Some variations from Paul Brock.

Off To The Hunt, X:8

From the playing of Dave Sheridan.

Off To The Hunt, X:9

Some variations from the playing of Dave Sheridan.

Re: Off To The Hunt

NfldWhistler’s settings in A revealed this as a very close relative of a tune I’ve known for years under the title "O As I was Kiss’d Yestreen" ( https://thesession.org/tunes/4760 ). O’Neill published it twice as "Off to the Hunt" and once as "Yesterday’s Kisses", and before that it can be seen in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection as "Mount Your Baggage". It’s also not a stone’s throw away from all the "Bung Your Eye" derivatives ( https://thesession.org/tunes/1153 ) but not, I think, the same tune.

Off To The Hunt, X:10

From the playing of Steve Larkin & Mick Kinsella.

Off To The Hunt, X:11

A few variations from the playing of Steve Larkin & Mick Kinsella.