My Darling Asleep

Jig, D, Traditional Irish

My Darling Asleep. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Traditional Irish Jig. Play it together February 19, 2023. Image copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.

A sweet traditional Irish jig, popular in Irish sessions and for contra dances.


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Sheet music and chords for My Darling Asleep, traditional Irish jig in D major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 60bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • My Darling Asleep / Out on the Ocean / Moon and Seven Stars
  • My Darling Asleep / Munster Buttermilk / Tobin’s Favorite
  • Connaughtman’s Rambles / My Darling Asleep

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.