The Pipe On The Hob jig

Also known as The Pipe In The Hob, The Pipe On The Hob No. 2, The Piper Of The Embers, The Piper On The Hob, The Pipes On The Hob.

There are 104 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of Lough Gowna (a few times), The Hag At The Churn (a few times), Scully Casey’s (a few times), Banish Misfortune (a few times) and The Hag With The Money (a few times).

The Pipe On The Hob has been added to 26 tune sets.

The Pipe On The Hob has been added to 698 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Pipe On The Hob
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|:c2c edc| edc BAG|ABA g3|eaa ged|
c3 edc|edc deg|age edB| ABA A3:|
g2g gea|age dBA|ABA g2e|aba gef|
g3 gea|age deg|age dBe|ABA A3:|
c2c d2d|edc AGE|c3 d2d|edc A2B|
cBc dcd|ede gab|age dBe|ABA A3:|
X: 2
T: The Pipe On The Hob
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|c3 edc| edc BAG|~A3 ~g3|eaf ged|
~c3 edc|edc deg|age dBe| ABA A2:|
|:f|~g3 gea|age edB|~A3 ~g3|eaa gef|
~g3 gea|age d (3efg|age dBe|ABA A2:|
|:B|~c3 dcd|ecA AGE|~c3 dcd|ecA A2B|cBc dcd|
ede gab|1 age dBe|ABA A2:|2 age dBG|ABA A3||
X: 3
T: The Pipe On The Hob
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AB|c2c edc| edc BAG|A3 g3|eaf ged|
c2c edc|edc deg|age dBe| ABA A2:|
|:f|g3 gea|age dBe|A3 g3|eaf gef|
g3 gea|age de/f/g|age dBe|ABA A2:|
|:B|c2c dB/c/d|ecA AGE|c2c dB/c/d|ecA A2B|
cBc dB/c/d|ede gab| age dBe|ABA A2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Pipe On The Hob
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:EF|G2G BAG| BAG FED|E3 d3|Bec dBA|
G2G BAG|BAG ABd|edB AFB| EFE E2:|
|:c|d3 dBe|edB AFB|E3 d3|Bec dBc|
d3 dBe|edB AB/c/d|edB AFB|EFE E2:|
|:F|G2G AF/G/A|BGE EDB|G2G AF/G/A|BGE E2F|
GFG AF/G/A|BAB def| edB AFB|EFE E2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Pipe On The Hob
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:c3 edc| edc BAG|ABA g3|eaf ged|
c3 edc|edc deg|age dBe|1 ABA A2B:|2 ABA A2f||
|:g3 gea|age edB|ABA g3|eaf gef|
g3 gea|age deg|age dBe|1 ABA A2f:|2 ABA A2B||
|:c3 dcd|ecA AGE|c3 dcd|ecA A2B|
cBc dcd|ede gab|age dBe|ABA A2B:|

Thirteen comments

There’s quite a few dotted quavers just crying out to be rolled. The trick is not to roll them every time. The occasional roll on one of the C’s or G’s in the first part can be very effective.

If you’re playing this on a stringed instrument, such as the banjo or bouzouki, try bending these dotted C’s and G’s up to C# and G#. This adds a nice "blue" touch to the tune…but make sure you don’t get caught by the Trad Police.

In the second half of the third part the C’s can also be played as C#, i.e. DC#D instead of DCD.

Davy Spillane and Keving Glacking do a good rendition of this with the four-part Lark in the Morning…. Good piping jigs, IMO.

Padraig

Variations

I’ve heard this tune played against a 4/4 backing and it sounded surprisingly good!

Tommy Hayes?!

Bothy Band

the Bothy Band has a great pipes rendition of this on Out of the Wind, Into the Sun.

What is the meaning of the name of the tune? What is a hob and what kind of pipe are we talking about here?

I think a hob is a cooktop—a burner for heating a pot or skillet.

Posted .

heard this once dont know if its true ,but the tune used to be called the piper on the hob this refers to a cricket or a grass hopper(the piper) being on a hob of an old style fireplace during the colder nights this was meant to be a sign of good luck. Dont know how much truth is in it but its a good story

Bothy Band

The Bothy Band recording of this goes into Hag at the Churn afterwards.

Spillane version

X: 1
T: Pipe On The Hob, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
B|:c3 edc| edc BAG|~A3 ~g3|eaf ged|
~c3 edc|edc deg|age dBe| ABA A3:|
f|:~g3 gea|age edB|~A3 ~g3|eaa gef|
~g3 gea|age d (3efg|age dBe|ABA A3:|
B|:~c3 dcd|ecA AGE|~c3 dcd|ecA A2B|
cBc dcd|ede gab|1 age dBe|ABA A3:|2 age dBG|ABA A3:|