A Whack At The Whigs slip jig

Also known as Curl The Wig, Leather The Wig, Will You Come Down To Limerick?.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

A Whack At The Whigs has been added to 2 tune sets.

A Whack At The Whigs has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:d|cAG GDG G2 d|cAG FAc fed|cAG GDG G2 A|FAc fed cA:|
|:F|G2 g ga^f g2 G|G2 g g2 a bag|1 d2 e fge f2 d|cAc fed cA:|
[2 bag aa/g/f gfe|dcA FAc fc||
|:A|BG/A/B AFA G2 A|BAB GB/c/d cBA|1 BGB AF/G/A G2 A|FAc fed cF:|
[2 fd/e/f ed^c d2 A|FAc fed c2||
2
X: 2
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d|:cAG G2 G G2 d|cAG GAd fed|cAG G2 G G2 G|1 FAc fed cAd:|2 FAc fed cAF||
G2 g ga^f g2 G|G2 g g2 a bag|d2 e fge f2 d|cAc fed cAF|
G2 g ga^f g2 G|G2 g g2 a bag|bag agf gfe|dcA FAc fed||
3
X: 3
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:d|cAG GDG G2 d|cAG G^FG Add|cAG GDG G2 A|^FGA fed cA:|
|:G|de^f gaf g2 f|de^f gbg afd|1 cde fge f2 d|cde fed cAF|
[2 bag ag^f g2 d|cde fed cA||
|:G|BGB A^FA G2 A|BAB GBd cBA|1 BGB A^FA G2 A|FGA fed cA:|
[2 fdf ece d2 A|FGA fed cA||
4
X: 4
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e|dBA AEA A2 e|dBA GBd gfe|dBA AE/G/A A2 B|GB/c/d gfe d2:|
|:G|A2 a ab^g a2 A|A2 a a2 b c’ba|1 e2 f gaf g2 e|dBd gfe d2:|
[2 c’2 a ba^g a2 e|edB GB/c/d gd||
|:B|c2 A BG/A/B A2 E|c2 B Ace d2 B|1 cA/B/c BA^G A2 E|DG/A/B gfe d2:|
[2 g2 e fd/e/f e2 E|GBd gfe d2||
5
X: 5
T: A Whack At The Whigs
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|:cAG GDG G2 d|cAG G^FG Add|cAG GDG G2 A|^FGA =fed cAF:|
|:de^f gaf g2 f|de^f gbg afd|1 cde fge f2 d|cde fed cAF:|
[2 bag ag^f g2 d|cde fed cAF||
|:BGB A^FA G2 A|B^AB GB/c/d cB=A|1 BG/A/B A^F/G/A G2 A|^FGA =fed cAF:|
[2 fd/e/f ece d2 A|^FGA =fed cAF||G3- G3- G3||

Seven comments

Roche II, page 27, tune #263 ~ "A Whack at the Whigs"

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912

Hop Jigs ~ pages 24 - 28

X: 2
T: A Whack At The Whigs
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: Gdor
d |: cAG G2 G G2 d | cAG GAd fed | cAG G2 G G2 G |[1 FAc fed cAd :|[2 FAc fed cAF ||
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag | d2 e fge f2 d | cAc fed cAF |
G2 g ga^f g2 G | G2 g g2 a bag | bag agf gfe | dcA FAc fed |]

"Will You Come Down To Limerick?" ~ O’Neill in G

The following transcription has been reduced to 1st and 2nd endings with no change in the notes given, except for the final one ~

X: 1121
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick?
S: "O’Neill Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 212, tune #1121
S: "O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 82, tune #415
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: GMaj
|: d |\
cAG GDG G2 d | cAG GFG Add |
cAG GDG G2 A | FGA =fed cA :|
|: G |\
def gaf g2 f | def gbg afd |
[1 cde =fge f2 d |cde =fed cAF |
[2 bag agf g2 d | cde =fed cA ||
|: G |
BGB AFA G2 A | BAB Gbd cBA |
[1 BGB AFA G2 A | FGA =fed cA :|
[2 fdf ece d2 A | FGA =fed cA |]

~ or finishing ~ | FGA =fed cAG |]

"A Whack at the Whigs" / "Will You Come Down To Limerick?" ~ A Dorian

X: 4
T: A Whack At The Whigs
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick?
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: Ador
|: e |\
dBA AEA A2 e | dBA GBd gfe |
dBA AE/G/A A2 B | GB/c/d gfe d2 :|
|: G |\
A2 a ab^g a2 A | A2 a a2 b c’ba |
[1 e2 f gaf g2 e | dBd gfe d2 :|
[2 c’2 a ba^g a2 e | edB GB/c/d gd ||
|: B |\
c2 A BG/A/B A2 E | c2 B Ace d2 B |
[1 cA/B/c BA^G A2 E | DG/A/B gfe d2 :|
[2 g2 e fd/e/f e2 E | GBd gfe d2 |]

Curl the Wig

This is the title for the tune given in Peter Kennedy, Traditional Dance Music of Ireland (Slip Jigs & Waltzes), with an alternate title of Leather the Wig.

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SyrupStik

I could’nt resist a wig posting. Sorry!