The Haymaker’s jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Haymaker's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Haymaker's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dzd dBd | gfg B2B | cBc ABc | e2d B2c |
dzd dBd | gfg B2g | fed ecA | G3 G3 :|
|: gzg gfe | dgd B2B | cBc ABc | e2d B2d |
gzg gfe | dgd B2g | fed ecA | G3 G3 :|
# Added by jakep .
X: 2
T: The Haymaker's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/2-c/2|:d2d dBd|gfg B3|cBc ABc|e2d B2c|\
d2d dBd|gfg B2g|fed ecA|1 G3 G2 B/2-c/2:|2 G3 G2 B/2-d/2||
|g2g gfe|dgd B3|cBc ABc|e2d B2d|\
g2g gfe|dgd B2g|fed ecA|1 G3 G2 B/2-d/2:|2 G3 G2 B/2-c/2||
X: 3
T: The Haymaker's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2B A2c|B2G AFD|G2B A2c|[1BdB G2D:|[2BdB G2d|
|:B2d g2d|ege dBG|B2d g2d|ege d3:|
|:c2e dBG|AGA B2G|c2e dBG|AGA G3:|

Eleven comments

Anybody know what this is called?

I haven’t got a clue about this tune, but I know it’s Scottish. I learnt it from a recording by a ceilidh band, that could have been Jimmy Shand, but I am not sure, because I know hardly anything about Scottish music.

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I do know it but can’t put a name to it just now.
It’ll come to me eventually, I’m sure.

On the recording it is followed by another jig that I don’t know the name of (which I will try and post soon) and then Drummond Castle, and then goes back into this tune at the end.

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What album is it on?

I actually downloaded it from somewhere, but it says the album is "Ceilidh Dance Party (UK)". The track is just called Strip the Willow.

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A quick online search produced a name for your tune - "The Haymaker’s Jig". Here’s the transcription I found:

X: 1
T:The Haymaker’s Jig
% Nottingham Music Database
S:Trad, arr Phil Rowe
M:6/8
F:http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/rigel.csuchico.edu/HaymakersJig.abc 2008-06-19 13:50:11 UT
K:G
B/2-c/2|:d2d dBd|gfg B3|cBc ABc|e2d B2c|\
d2d dBd|gfg B2g|fed ecA|1 G3 G2 B/2-c/2:|2 G3 G2 B/2-d/2||
|g2g gfe|dgd B3|cBc ABc|e2d B2d|\
g2g gfe|dgd B2g|fed ecA|1 G3 G2 B/2-d/2:|2 G3 G2 B/2-c/2||

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Haymaker’s jig

Yes, that’s the one.

I used to play it with the "Fiddlers" but I probably wouldn’t have remembered the title myself.

Thanks for that, Dow. You’re not a bad lad really…. :-)

I have this version of The Haymakers (from 1781) in the book Traditional Scottish Fiddling:
X: 1
T: The Haymakers
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
D|:G2B A2c|B2G AFD|G2B A2c|[1BdB G2D:|[2BdB G2d|
|:B2d g2d|ege dBG|B2d g2d|ege d3:|
|:c2e dBG|AGA B2G|c2e dBG|AGA G3:|

To quote:
"The Haymakers’ Jig was a popular dance in the late 18th century and was danced all over Scotland."

“The Haymakers’ Slide” ~ rescued duplication - my own

Submitted on February 3rd 2012 by ceolachan.
~ /tunes/11758


X: 4
T: Haymaker’s
T: Haymakers’
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: GMaj
|: B2 c |\
d2 d d^cd gfg B3 | cBc ABc e2 d B2 c |
ded d^cd gfg B2 g | fed cAF G3 :|
|: B2 d |\
g2 g gfe dgd B3 | cBc A>Bc e2 d BB/c/d |
[1 gag g2 e dgd B2 g | fed c2 F G3 :|
[2 gba gfe dgd B2 g | fed afd g3 |]

Here’s my source for this memory jog, something else remembered ~

https://thesession.org/tunes/10855/comments

# Posted on February 3rd 2012 by ceolachan

“Allan’s Irish Fiddler” ~ a lovely little collection

X: 4
T: An Old Set Tune
T: Haymaker’s Jig
T: Haymakers’ Jig
B: "Allan’s Irish Fiddler", page 8, tune #34
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide / single jig
K: GMaj
|: B/c/ |\
d2 d dBd gfg B3 | cBc ABc e2 d B2 c |
d2 d dBd gfg B2 g | fed ecA G3 G2 :|
|: B/d/ |\
g2 g gfe dgd B3 | cBc ABc e2 d B2 d |
g2 g gfe dgd B2 g | fed ecA G3- G2 :|

In Allan’s this was barred as M: 6/8…