Out on the Ocean is an Irish jig I noticed when I got the Patrick Mangan album, Farewell to Ireland. I liked the sound of it. I found it in one of my books and had it on the music stand for a while.
But, I didn’t really make it mine. There was one part I wasn’t satisfied with. I let the tune slide by, unfinished.
Then, I found a neglected CD in a pile of clutter. (Sorting through my clutter is a major hobby.) It was the live album by Martin Hayes, Live in Seattle.
Aside from marveling what a great performance he turned in for that album, I heard that jig again. Now I had to learn it. It was close to being learned already.
The one part got straightened out to my taste and now I play it often. The tab version published here is my take on the tune.
Here is the pdf of Out on the Ocean.
I’ve heard this jig at Irish sessions. One of the most popular is Swallowtail Jig.