Rocking The Boat jig

Also known as Rock The Boat, Rockin The Boat, Rockin’ The Boat.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bobby Casey’s (a few times) and The Diddley-i-Pod (a few times).

Rocking The Boat has been added to 4 tune sets.

Rocking The Boat has been added to 80 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AEE ABc|A2E ABc|AFF d2B|cBA BAF|
AEE ABc|AEE ABc|e2c e2c|BAB c2z:|
|:cea ~A2c|ecB BAF|cea ~A2c|ecA ~B3|
cea ~A2c|ecB BAF|e2c e2c|BAB c2z:|
X: 2
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2E ABc|A2E ABc|B3dcB|c2e cBA|
A2E ABc|A2E ABc|e2c e2c|[1BAF FAB:|[2BAF FAB||
cde A2f|ecA F2B|cef ecA|B3BAB|
cde A2f|ecA ABc|e2c e2c|[1BAF FAB:|[2BAG AcB|]
X: 3
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AEE ABc | AEE ABc| AFF d2B | cBA BAF
AEE ABc AEE ABc e2c e2c BAF FEF : ||

cde aA2 | ecA FEF | cde aA2 | ecA FEF
cde aA2 | eca FEF | e2c e2c | BAF FEF :||
X: 4
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AEE ABc | AEE ABc | AFF d2 B | cBA BAF |
AEE ABc | AEE ABc | e2 c e2 c | BAF FEF :|
cde A3 |ecA FEF | cde A3 | ecA BAF |
cde A3 | ecA FEF | e2 c e2 c | BAF FEF |]
cde A3 | ecA FEF |cde Aaf | ecA cBB |
cde A3 | ecA FEF | e2 c e2 c | BAF FEF |]
X: 5
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AA,A, ABc | AEE ABc| AFF d2B | cBA BAF |
AA,A, ABc AEE ABc e2c e2c BAF FEF :||
cea A3 | ecA FEF | cea A3 | BAB cAF |
cea A3 | ecA FEF | e2c e2c BAF FEF |
cea A3 | ecA FEF | cea Aaf | ecA cBB |
cea A3 | ecA FEF | e2c e2c BAF FEF ||
# Added by hone .
X: 6
T: Rocking The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
|:BB,B, Bcd | BFF Bcd | BGG e2 c | dcB cBG |
BB,B, Bcd | BFF Bcd | f2 d f2 d | cBG GFG :|
|:dfb B3 | fdB GFG | dfb B3 | fdB dcc |
dfb B3 | fdB GFG | f2 d f2 d | cBG GFG :|

Fourteen comments

Mairtin O’Connor

This jig is the second tune on the ‘Rockin’ the Boat’ track on his ‘The Road West’ album.
I don’t have the liner notes to check for a name but maybe someone else can shed light on this.

Oh, okay then. Yes, does anyone have any more info?… And I correct myself, written by box player Martin O’Connor, NOT Brian Finnegan.

Liadan

Liadan has it on their album in a set containing the following jigs:

Behind the Haystack - Rockin the Boat - Campbelltown Loch

They play "Rocking the boat" in G-major, Brian Finnegans version is in C-major. Now I wonder, is O’Connors original tune really written in A-major? Sweets me well, cause it fits perfectly to the song " Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Baine" (Altan), which is in A-major too.

Rockin’ the Boat - deserves to be alot more popular!

Just sayin! Great tune!

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Rocking The Boat, X:3

This is the setting as played by Mairtin O Connor in the video below. He plays it in Bb.

Rocking The Boat, X:4

Setting 4:
Máirtín O’Connor plays two of his own compositions Inagh Valley then moving into this jig “Rocking the Boat”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1EjTMPl0Q

He plays in a mode with two flats (Bb-maj) and I play along with that.
But it needed to be presented with 2 sharps here.

Rocking The Boat, X:5

I (hopefully) wrote down what Máirtín O’Connor plays in the video below. I only changed the key to Amaj because Bb is very uncomfortable for most instruments I guess… :-)

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Re: Rocking The Boat

Great tune! — works well in A as a final tune in a set following something in G. Cathal Hayden taught this tune to us in A on the tenor banjo last fall at the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat in Texas.