Irish Hop Pickers (The)
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IRISH HOP PICKERS, THE. AKA - "Hop Pickers." Irish, Slip Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in Edward Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 3 (New York, 1820).
Source for notated version: copied from (London dancing master Thomas) Wilson's Companion to the Ballroom (1816) [O'Neill].
Printed sources: Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), c. 1860's, No. 56, p. 14 (appears as "Hop Pickers"). Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 34, p. 9. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 4 (Boston, Elias Howe). O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 185. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 27.