The Tipsy Sailor jig

Also known as The Merry Harriers.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Tipsy Sailor has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Tipsy Sailor has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Tipsy Sailor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: D | E2 B BAB | EBB BAB | ded dcB | AFD DEF |
E2 B BAB | EBB BAB | AdB AFA | BGE E2 :|
|: g | eBe gfe | Bde gfe |fdA FAd |fdf agf |
[1 eBe gfe |Bde gfe | fdf gfg | bge e2 :|
[2 gba gfe | fag fed | AdB AFA | BGE E2 ||
X: 2
T: The Tipsy Sailor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B|E2B BAB|E2B BAB|ded d^cB|AFD DEF|
|:B|eBe gfe|Bef gfe|fdA FAd|fdf agf|
gba gfe|fag fed|^cdB AFA|BGE E2:|
# Added by Moxhe .

Six comments

The Tipsy Sailor

I picked up this tune from a fiddler at a session years ago and transcribed it from an old Iron Horse album. It’s listed as traditional but I’ve got no idea of it’s origin.

Listed as "Scottish Jig by William Morrison" in "Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes."

The Tipsy Sailor, X:2

This Scottish jig, which appears in Joseph Lowe’s Collection (c 1840), is attributed to William Morrison. It’s also known as The Tipsy Tailor. I suddenly thought about it while posting Cock Up Your Chin, Billy/Monaghan.

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Re: The Tipsy Sailor

A visitor played this lovely tune at our session last week, and he played it with a third part:

A|B2e ef|fef dBA|B2e efg|afd d2A|
B2e ef|fef dBA|AdB AFA BGE E2

Re: The Tipsy Sailor

Something’s missing in the first measure - is it B2e efg or something like that?

By the way, that added part reminded me of the A-part of Ingonish -

Re: The Tipsy Sailor

Never mind…I think you’re right, jeff_lindquvist; that "third part" is from Ingonish, which our session visitor played with Tipsy Sailor. I would have saved some time looking up that second tune I recorded from him if I’d checked your comment first. (The two tunes go quite nicely together, incidentally.)