Sheet Music: Murphy's Weather Eye

TitleMurphy's Weather Eye
Alternate titlesAn Inverness Jig
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeF#4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-12-21
Last updated2016-12-21
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 21 December 2016

Tune of the Day: Murphy's Weather Eye

Traditional Irish jig

“Murphy's Weather Eye” was an early-19th-century song. It appeared in print as early as 1832 in Hodgson's National Songster.

Murphy hath a weather eye;
He can tell whene'er he pleases,
If it will be wet or dry,
When 'twill thaw, and when it freezes.

A distanced version of this jig is known to Cape Breton fiddlers under the same title “Murphy's Weather Eye”, but also as "An Inverness Jig", referring to the Canadian county of Inverness, Nova Scotia.