Crabs in the Skillet
X:1 T:Crabs in the Skillet M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1903), No. 306 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin D|:G3 d2^F|G2A B2c|ded cBA|dcB AGF|G3 d2^F| G2A B2d|dAd f^ed|1 cAF F=EF:|2 cAF G2|| |:d|gag gf=e|fgf f=ed|cd=e fed|cAF G2d|gag gf=e| fgf f=ed|cd=e gfe|1 cAF F2:|2 cAF F=EF|| |:G2z A2z|B2z c2z|ded cBA|dcB AG^F|G2z A2z| B2z c2z|cAc f=ed|1 cAF F=EF:|2 cAF G2||
CRABS IN THE SKILLET (Portanide/Portáin Annsa Sgileid). Irish, Double Jig or Air (6/8 time). Ireland, coast of Clare and Limerick. G Dorian (Most versions): E Minor (Kennedy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (O'Neill/Krassen): AA'BB'CC' (Cole, Kennedy, O'Neill/1915, 1001 & 1850, Ryan). Petrie (1855) notes: "This tune belongs to the coast of Clare and Limerick." Howe directs: "A little slower than jig time," indicating it was perhaps originally an air.