Winnie Hayes’ jig

Also known as Winnie Haye’s, Winnie Hayes, Winnie Hayes’s.

There are 55 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cordal (a few times), Liam O’Connors (a few times), The Battering Ram (a few times), Brian O’Lynn (a few times) and Longnancy’s (a few times).

Winnie Hayes’ has been added to 25 tune sets.

Winnie Hayes' has been added to 256 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: edB ~A2A | BAA ABd | edB ~A2A | BAG Bdd |
edB ~A2A | BAG A2a | age deg | age dBA :|
|: efg ~a2a | bag a2g | e2a aea | ~b2b gab |
c'3 bd'b | age a2a | age deg | age dBA :|
X: 2
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BAF ~E3|FED ~E3|BAF ~E3|FDD FGA|
BAF ~E3|FED ~E3|edB ABd|edB A^GA:||
B^cd ~e3|fed ~e3|Bee Bee|~f3 def|
~g3 ~f3|edB e2f|edB ABd|edB A^GA:||
X: 3
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BAF E2 E | FEE E2 A | BAF E2 E | FDD FGA |
BAF ~E3 | FEE E2 e|edB AB/c/d| edB AFE :|
|: Bcd e2 e | fee efd | ~B3 efg | ef{a}f def |
g2 g fgf | edB e2 f | edB ABd | edB AFE :|
X: 4
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: BAF E3 | FEE EFA | BAF E3 | FDD DFA |
BAF E3 | FEE E2 e|edB ABd| edB AFE :|
|: Bcd e3 | fed e2B | B2e ede | f3 def |
g3 fgf | edB e2 f | edB ABd | edB AFE :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
| BAF E3 | FED E2A | BAF E2G |FED FAd |
BAE EBE | FED E2e | edB ABd | edB AFE :|:
Bcd e3 | fed e2d | B2e eBe | f3 def |
g3 faf | edB e2e | edB ABd | edB AGE :|
X: 6
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
| BAF E3 | FED E3 | BAF EFG |FED FGA |
BAE E3 | FED E2e | edB AB/c/d | edB A3 :|:
Bcd e3 | fed e2d | B2e eBe | f3 def |
g3 f3 | edB e2f | edB AB/c/d | edB A3 :|
X: 7
T: Winnie Hayes'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
dcA G3 | AGF G3 | dcA G2 B | A2F FAc |
dcA G3 | AGF G2g | gfd cdf | gfd cAF:|
|:def g3 | agf g2f | d2 g gfg | a3fga |
b3a3 | gfd g2 a | gfd cdf | gfd cAF:|

Thirty-three comments

Also played in Emin

Anyone know what key is ‘standard’ for this tune? Every time I hear it, it seems to be in a different key!

Winnie Hayes

Not very sure, but it’s in Ador on many recordings. There’s a very similar tune in G major, which is called The Old Tipperary: https://thesession.org/tunes/2599

As a mediocre whistle and flute player I personally prefer playing this tune in Edor. You can watch and listen to Mary Custy playing it in the flute-friendly key: http://www.custysmusic.com/mall/CustysTraditionalMusicShop/donal_lunny.htm

According to Dublin fiddler Kevin O’Reilly, Winnie Hayes was a concertina player from Co. Clare. Maybe related to Kitty Hayes.

It must have been meant to be in Edor, surely. Those high C’s and D’s would be a bit much on the fiddle wouldn’t they?

It’s nice in Ddor.

EMin Winnie Hayes’

I agree with you slainte…very nice in EMin.

X:1
T:Winnie Hayes’
M:6/8
R:jig
K:EMin
BAF ~E3|FED ~E3|BAF ~E3|FDD FGA|
BAF ~E3|FED ~E3|edB ABd|edB A^GA:||
B^cd ~e3|fed ~e3|Bee Bee|~f3 def|
~g3 ~f3|edB e2f|edB ABd|edB A^GA:||

Who wrote this

dose anyone know who wrote this tune ?

I play this in Ador too, but an octave lower on the B/C box.
I roll the Bs in the second and sixth measures instead of the As like here. Sounds good following "Coppers and Brass", or after "Cat in the Corner," or alone, as a nutritious snack.

Posted by .

I recently found all the musicians who have recorded this tune in Edor cite Micho Russell as the source. Charlie Piggott informs us Winnie Hayes "lived to be the grand age of 100 years and died in 1980s…." It seems she was not related to Kitty Hayes. See: http://www.theyllbegoodyet.com/track_08.php

Who added "the Yellow Wattle" as an alternative title for this jig? Completely different tunes though they are both associated with Micho Russell.

I’m innocent…

~ but I’ll form a posse with you if that’s required… Are you deputizing?

“Winnie Hayes’ Jig” ~ Here’s the transcription from Mary’s playing

Cut-and-pasted from the above mentioned Discussion:

K: E Dorian
|: BAF E2 E | FEE E2 A | BAF E2 E | FDD FGA |
BAF ~E3 | FEE E2 e|edB AB/c/d| edB AFE :|
|: Bcd e2 e | fee efd | ~B3 efg | ef{a}f def |
g2 g fgf | edB e2 f | edB ABd | edB AFE :|

# Posted on December 6th 2006 by whoosis

Winnie Hayes was certainly not related directly to Kitty Hayes although they were from the same area. There is a connection though, one of the Russel’s sisters was married to a fluteplayer who was a neighbour of Kitty when she was young. He learned the tune from WInnie Hayes and later gave it to Micho.
Kitty visited the Russells during hte early 40s but that’s a different story again. Packie played at her wedding in 1948.

Posted .

Now you I like ‘klfarboy’… (Is there danger in that?) I love seeing a bit of context… :-)

Uh oh, the expresso is espressing… If you’re in the neighbourhood ~ but if you don’t like strong coffee, there’s tea too…

Thanks for the handy cut and paste C—nice to tie the transcription to the tune file.

Posted .

Thank you for taking the effort to do it…valued ears… ;-) You produce good transcriptions…

wish I could play as well as I type…. :-/

Posted .

Nice tune. I am just learning it on fiddle and box (C#/D)

As to typing, I wish my instruments had the musical equivalent of automatic spell-checking!

Dan

Yeah, me too…

Winnie Hayes

I play it in Edor too. Love this tune. Here’s a nice version

I think it is usually played in Adorian in the session in Glasgow. Having said that I do like it in E dorian and find it far nicer on the whistle in that key.

Winnie Hayes

Surely the second part isn’t played in the same octave as the version posted here though No Cause?

Frighteningly I think it is although I doubt Danny hits the top D on his flute - I think it is normally him who starts the tune.

Roll that B insted of hitting the high D. I think this tune really shines on the flute, more than on other instruments. Don’t play it on a loud whistle ;)

Laoise Kelly taught this tune in the Catskills a few years back and called it The Yellow Wattle, aka Winnie Hayes’. For what it’s worth.

Winnie Hayes’, X:6

This is a version I picked up at sessions here in Austin, TX. It’s pretty different from the other versions, but you can hear the tune in there if you listen hard. :)

Re: Winnie Hayes’

Right you are! Sorry about that, I’ll ask to have it removed if possible.

Re: Winnie Hayes’

OK, rather than that I just updated to another setting of this actual tune.

Winnie Hayes’, X:7

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This is a slight variation to the other settings here but in G dorian.