Caravat Jig (The)
X:2 T:Caravat Jig, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:The mid-19th cent. music manuscript collection of James Goodman (County Cork, p. 116) F: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=119&z=1120.2001%2C926.6969%2C7374.2874%2C4466.6667 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D/E/|G2G AGA|Bdd dBG|BAB GAB|AGE EDE| GAG AGA|Bdd dBG|BAB GAB|AGG G2:| |:d|def g2e|f2d edB|ded dBd|efe e2f| g2e fdB|ded dBG|BAB GAB|AGF G2:||
CARAVAT JIG, THE. AKA - "Carawath/Carawith Jig." AKA and see "When the Wind Blows," "Basket of Eggs (The)," "Green Goose Fair (1)," "One-Horned Cow (2) (The)," "O'Sullivan Mor(e's March) ," "Our Own Little Isle," "Painseach," "Páinneach na nUbh (1),," "Pretender's March," "Retreat (The)," "A Rock and the/a Wee Pickle Tow," "Scotch March (1)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Caravat was a secretive, gang-like organization that grew out of agrarian unrest which eventually degenerated into faction fighting. The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century manuscripts. Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster, although he also gleaned melodies from printed sources and collections. See note for "Shanavest and Caravat (1)" for more detailed explanation of factions.