Sheet Music: The Happy Mistake

TitleThe Happy Mistake
Alternate titlesJackson's Mistake
The Best in the Bag
The Munster Jig
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-09-29
Last updated2022-09-29
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 29 September 2022

Tune of the Day: The Happy Mistake

Traditional Irish jig

The first known appearance of “The Happy Mistake” is in the first volume of O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published in 1806. The melody is however similar to “Jackson's Bottle of Claret”, which is at least a decade older.