The Wild One jig

Also known as The Wilder One.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Wild One has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Wild One has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Wild One
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:DEF DGD|AGc AGE|DEF DAD|FDF E3|
DEF DAD|AAc AGA|dcA cAG|AGE D2D:|
|:d2c A2c|d2c AcA|d2c A2G|FGE FED|
d2c A2c|d2c AcA|dcA cAG|AGE D2D:|
X: 2
T: The Wild One
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
DE FD GD | ADc AGF | DE FD GD | ADF EDC
DE FD GD | ADc AGF | dcA GAF | EDC D2 A, :|
d2 c A2 c | dcA cdc | d2 c A2 G | FGE FED
d2 c A2 c | dcA cdc | dcA cdF | EDC D3 :|

Ten comments

Fiddlehead

I got this off of a recording by fiddlehead

Blah. or so it would seem

It was written by Mary Pantaleone…

According to the version found on JC’s Tunefinder.

In measure one…

The DGD should be a DAD. Lo siento

Composed by Mer Boel

Published in "Wild One! & Other Fiddle Tunes" by Mer Pantaleoni Boel.

No hint of a round in the version on their website - it is played very straight ahead. But it could work on this tune. Great modal, bluesy tune…

It seems to me that there’s a fiddle playing the A part while the guitar plays the B part, and then they switch, but now I’m not so sure - it could just be that the backing instruments are…backing.

In any case, it’s a great tune, and a great setting of it. And I have a thing for tunes in ambiguous keys - this one has no B’s, flat or natural.

Clarification ~ from D to d…

The Wild One

Basically the same notation but with the stress pattern changed in the first and fifth bars; has a nice effect.