Cock in the Heath (2)

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X:1 T:Cock in the Heath [2] M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. II (c. 1806) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G A2d FDD F2E | FDD G2B AFD | A2d FDD F2E | FDD FAF GEC :| |: G2c BdB c2A | BAG GAG cAF | G2c B{c}dB c2A | BAG FAF GEC :||



COCK IN THE HEATH [2]. AKA and see "Blast of Wind (A)," "Clout (The)," "Drops of Springwater," "Humors of Caledon (The)," "Humors of Westmeath," "Kiss in the Furz (1)," "Rakes of Westmeath (1) (The)." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (vol. II, c. 1806) as "Cock in the Heath," although as "The Clout" it had earlier been printed in one of the Neale's collections of country dances in Dublin, 1726. Fr. John Quinn also finds cognate versions as "Cock in the Heather (The)" and "Trip to the Furze."


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Printed sources : - O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 142.






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