The Irish Washerwoman is one of the most recognized of Irish jigs. A jig is a folk dance that is typically very fast and spirited, and is usually in 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time. The jig originated in 16th century England, and became popular in Ireland and Scotland in the 17th century. In addition to being known as a fiddle tune, American composer Leroy Anderson arranged the tune for the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1947, and English composer Gustav Holst used a simple version on the tune, known as The Dargason, in his composition for orchestra, St. Paul's Suite.
Learn how to play the notes of "Irish Washerwoman Bass" on bass for free using our animated scrolling tablature including sheet music and tab options for the easiest way to quickly learn the music. Enjoy playing along with 3 backing tracks which you can control with the track display. Use this tutorial with our tab to learn the song without having to read notes in sheet music.