Cudgel (The)

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X:1 T:Cudgell, The M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 442, p. 172) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GBd gdc B>AB|GBd gdB Tc2 B/A/|GBd g>ag/f/ gdB| c>dc A<=FA Tc2A:||:ded TB.G.G TB.G.G|ded TB.G.G Tc2A| ded TBGG TBGB|cdc (A=F).A Tc2A|ded TBGG TBGG| ded TBGB c2 B/A/|GBd g>ag/f/ gdB|cdc TA=FA c2A:|]

CUDGEL, THE. Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Mulhollan identifies the tune's provenance as 'Irish'. A member of the very large and varied 9/8 time tune family that includes "Cummilum," "Dusty Miller (The)," "Honeymoon (The)," "Mad Moll," "Drops of Brandy (1)," "Yellow Stockings" etc. See notes for "Mad Moll" and Cummilum."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 442, p. 172. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; pp. 41-42.

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