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HUMOURS OF BRANDY. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. "Jackson" is in parentheses with the title, and it is obvious that Goodman was attributing the tune to the famous 18th century County of Limerick uilleann piper Walker Jackson. A number of tunes were attributed to Walker Jackson, more than he probably composed, and he may have been confounded with another County Monaghan musician named Jackson. Thirteen of his compositions, mostly jigs, were published in Dublin by Edmund Lee (whose address was Dame Street near the Royal) in a booklet entitled Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes (1774). Walker Jackson died around 1798.

Source for notated version: The mid-19th century music manuscript collection of uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [Shields].

Printed sources: Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 187, p. 77.

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