Come to the Bottlehouse
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COME TO THE BOTTLEHOUSE (Tar go di an teac-osda). Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Printed in 1883 (as "Come, till the Bottle-house") in Ryan's Mammoth Collection of 1050 Reels and Jigs (1883, p. 50}, but deleted when that volume metamorphosed into Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes in 1940. A bottlehouse was a drinking establishment that typically sold only whiskey in the barrel and beer in bottles.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: The Devil's Box, vol. 21, No. 4, Winter 1987, p. 48 (appears as "Come Till the Bottlehouse"). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 174, p. 47 (appears as untitled reel). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 128. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1377, p. 256. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 50.