The Scaffie’s Cairt jig

By Charlie Sherrit

Also known as Scaffies Cairet.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Scaffie’s Cairt has been added to 1 tune set.

The Scaffie's Cairt has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Scaffie's Cairt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:cd|e2c ABA|aec A2c|dfd cec|BGB dcB|
e2c ABA|aec A2A|BGB edB|BAA A:|
|:zA|A2a aec|aec AEF|G2B BGB|ded BGB|
A2a aec|aec A2=c|BGB edB|BAA A:|
# Added by ysse .
X: 2
T: The Scaffie's Cairt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c/d/|e2 c A^GA|aec A2 c|dfd cec|BGB dcd|
e2 c A^GA|aec A2 c|BGB edB|BA^G A2:|
|:B|A2 a aec|aec ABA|G2 g gdB|gdG BA^G|
A2 a aec|aec ABc|BGB edB|BA^G A2:|

Six comments

Completes the Natalie McMaster set

My Dungannon Sweetheart/Scaffies Cairet/The Juniper Jig from the album Fit As a Fiddle. The first and the last were here already.

Does anyone have a clue about the title? Scaffie might be a small boat, or a garbage collector.

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The composer is Charlie Sherrif, I’m pretty sure…. Seems to me Natalie’s uncle Buddy MacMaster plays some of his tunes.


"Scaffies" dinna hae "Cairets", - they hae "Cairts".
"Scaffie" is a dustman, in English, ie - a garbage collector, as you found out. "Cairt" is Scottish for "cart".

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"The Scaffie’s Cairt" / "The Refuse Cart" ~ C: Charlie F. Sherrit

Another fun tune by Charlie Sherrit…