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ALEX DICE. AKA and see "I Have a Donkey He Wouldn't Go." American. Samuel Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, 1981) identifies this as an international tune, tracing it to the German "Krakovienne" c. 1842-50 printed in Boehme, which was known as "Cracovienne Quickstep" or "Krakoviak" in the British Isles. He also states the tune was known as "Walk Jawbone (2)" in the U.S., and that in Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2, 1912, No. 302) it appears as an untitled set-dance. The tune was also known as "Bonnet (or Jacket) Trimmed in Blue" from lyrics associated to it that began:

I have a bonnet (jacket) trimmed with blue,...


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