The White Petticoat

Jig, Em, traditional Irish

The White Petticoat - Traditional Irish Jig.  TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together September 24, 2023. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.

A haunting and beautiful Irish jig.


Sheet Music

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 with chords for The White Petticoat, traditional Irish jig in E minor. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • Sliabh Russel / Scatter the Mud / The White Petticoat
  • The Independent​ /​ Lacey​’​s Jig ​/​ The White Petticoat
  • The White Petticoat / The Kerry Jig / Katy Is Waiting
  • The White Petticoat / Stan Chapman’s / The Miller’s Maggot

References and Resources

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