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X:1 T:Humours of Kilkenny [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 S:McGlashan - Collection of Scots Measures (c. 1780) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A cAA A2c|efe e2d|cAA Ace|f3 a3| Ace agf|fed dcB|cAF FEF|d3 c2B| cAA A2c|efe e2d|cAA Ace|f3 a3| Ace afa|geg fdf|cAF FEF|d3 c3:| |:cAF FEF|AFE E2d|cAF FEF|d3 dfd| cAF FEF|AFE E2d|cBA BAF|A3 A3:||

HUMOURS OF KILKENNY [1] (Sugra Cill Cainnaig). AKA and see "Lather awa' wi' your Oak Stick," "Trip to Marfleet." Irish, Scottish; Air or Double Jig (6/8 time). A Major (Gow): G Major (O'Neill, Roche). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABB (O'Neill, Roche). There is an interesting interplay between Irish, Scottish and English versions of the tune, which has an unknown (perhaps Irish) provenance. John Glen (1891) finds the tune earliest in print in Joshua Campbell's 1778 collection (p. 63), and a version was printed in Glasgow by James Aird as "Lather awa' wi' your Oak Stick." Manchester, England, musician biography:John Roose included a version in his large mid-19th century music manuscript as "Trip to Marfleet." The tune is also a variant of the tune Francis O'Neill printed under the title "Silken Wallet (The)," albeit with parts reversed[1].

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Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 496. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 28. McGlashan (Collection of Scots Measures), c. 1780; p. 36. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 992, p. 171. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 130, p. 53.

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  1. The same relationship exists with variants of the "Silken Wallet": Is It Silk that's in Your Bag?," "Brown Wallet," "Wallet of Silk (The)," "Silk in the Bag," "Cheer Up Old Hag", etc.