Mama’s Pet jig

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mama's Pet has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mama's Pet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:FAA Bcd|cAA cde|f3 ged|cAF GFE|
FAA Bcd|cAA cde|f3 ged|1 cAA A2G:|2 cAA A2f||
|:gfg eaa|ged cde|f3 ged|cAF GFE|
FAA Bcd|cAA cde|f3 ged|1 cAA A2f:|2 cAA A2G||
X: 2
T: Mama's Pet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:FAA Add|cAA cde|~f3 ged|cAA GED|
FAA Add|cAA cde|~f3 ged|1 cAA A2G:|2cAA A2f||
~g3 eaf|ged cde|fef ged|cAA GED|
|1 gag eaf|ged cde| fef ged |cAA A2f|
:|2 FAA Add|cAA cde|~f3 ged| cAA A2G||

Twelve comments

Mama’s Pet - the jig!

This tune is on Cathal McConnell’s ‘Long Expectant Comes At Last’, and it follows Big John’s Hard Jig. Features Cathal on flute with lovely bouncy guitar by John Doyle.

The liner notes say that Mama’s Pet came from Sean MacAloon, a piper and fiddler from Altawalk, Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, and apparently there’s a song connected with this jig about a man who tires to get away from his wife by going over to Scotland.

Love to find out if anyone knows the song Cathal is talking about?

The Kilfinnane

2nd Jig from track 8 of Edel Fox and Neil Byrne’s CD "The Sunny Banks". There is already a Kilfinane jig which is different so this will link to the recording as it is spelled there with three n’s as per the CD.

Thanks Slainte - hope you’re keeping well.

Mama’s Pet (jig)

It seems to be in Amix, not Ador.

Duplicated and misnamed

This jig is actually called Mama’s Pet: https://thesession.org/tunes/8646

Peter Carberry recorded this tune and The Kilfinane Jig as different tunes on his solo album "Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford." Edel Fox and Neil Byrne might have learned them from Peter’s playing, and got their titles mixed up.

Donough, please post your transcription as the second setting of Mama’s Pet. Yours is better!

Slainte - That Mama’s Pet you linked to has no C# and sounds very different unless its just a very bad transcription :) I would need to listen to that recording to see if what I have transcribed is really that tune
Maybe just post a link there to this tune

As played by Mike Rafferty

A setting of this tune can also be found (under the name Mama’s Pet) as tune #358 in "Second Wind — 300 more turns from Mike Rafferty", complied by Lesl Harker (2009).

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Key of D

The tune is actually in the key of D, but it never ends on that note.