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BLACK STRIPPER [1], THE. AKA and see "Kilkenny Jig (2) (The)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). As Paul de Grae points out, the 'black stripper' is a kind of cow or a poitin still, although the title can provoke mirth for some. See also cognates "Arthur McBride (1)," "Castle Street Jig," "Maids of Glenroe (The)," "Milkmaid (2) (The)," "Milkmaid (5) (The)," "Maid at the Well," "Blackthorn Stick (5) (The)," "Maide Draighin (An)," "Mullagh Jig (The)."

Paul de Grae explains that "Black Stripper" in this context refers to either a cow or a poitin still [1].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - County Cork uilleann piper James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscript collection [Shields]], collected from piper Thomas Kennedy.

Printed sources : - Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), No. 81.

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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes to Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.