X:1 T:The Bucket M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Walsh, John, The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, 2nd Book, S:London, 1740, p. 6 N:Each strain twice Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:G c|Bcd dBG|G2B cde|ecA A2c|Bcd dBG|c2B ABA|AFD D2|| |:c|B2E EFE|EFE B2E|EFG AFD|B2G EGE|EFE FGA|AFD D2||
BUCKET, THE. AKA and see "Colonel (2) (The)" AKA - "Kick Ye Buckett." English, Scottish; Jig (9/8 time). England; Northumberland, Lancashire, Lincoln. G Major ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers (as "The Buckette"). Unfortunately, very little is known of him. It also appears in the 1823 music manuscripts of H.S.J. Jackson of Wyresdale, Lancashire. As "Kick ye Buckett"  it appears in William Clark's (Lincoln) 1770 music manuscript. A published version under the "Bucket" title can be found in James Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2 (Glasgow, 1745). However, in Walsh's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master, 3rd ed. (London, 1735, reprinted c. 1749), and Johnson's Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1744), the melody is found as "The Colonel.". The air along with dance instructions ("The Colonel") also appears in the Bodleian Manuscript (kept at Bodleian Library, Oxford), entitled "A Collection of the Newest Country Dances Performed in Scotland written at Edinburgh by D.A. Young, W.M. 1740."
See also the related Scottish air and slip jig "Favorite Dram (The)," cognate in the first strain and similar in the second.