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DARGLE, THE. AKA and see "Card and Spin." English, Air (9/8). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was used in the 1772 London stage production Irish Fair, which featured Irish and Scottish country dance tunes. It is a different piece than "The Dargle," a Dublin broadsheet ballad which begins "Come, haste to the wedding" and may have been a variant of that famous melody. Fr. John Quinn finds the tune to be a cognate version of the 18th century "Card and Spin," which was included in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers.
See also the similarly-entitled "Waxies Dargle (The)" and "New Dargle."