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IRISH LAD('S A JOLLY BOY), THE. AKA and see "Breeches On (The)," "Irish Boy (The)," "O the Breeches Full of Stitches." Irish, Air or March (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A version of "Lord MacDonald (4)" and "Leather Breeches/Leather Britches" which, Petrie (1855) notes was "a favourite march of the old Irish militia bands."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Stanford-Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 473, 989, p. 252.

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