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BOLT THE DOOR (Cuir barrad ar an dorus). AKA and see "Jack's Health (1)." Irish, Single Jig. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This Irish jig has been employed for the Playford dance "Jack's Helath" to good effect; it is sometimes erroneously assumed to be an old English dance tune as a result. In fact, choreographer Pat Shaw created an interpretation of the dance "Jack's Health" in the early 1970's, and, according to Graham Christian (2015), Jim Morrison further revised it and was responsible for the substitution of the old Playford tune for "Bolt the Door."

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Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 207, p. 111. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 957, p. 178. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 366, p. 75.

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