Jack's Gone a-Shearing

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JACK'S GONE A SHEARING. AKA and see "Carnagie's Jig," "Jockie's Gone a Sheering," "Nine Nights Away Welcome Hame My Dearie," "Welcome Home My Dearie (3)." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. See also the related tunes "Forks and Knives," "Three Case Knives," and one of the "Rusty Gulley" tunes. There are some melodic and harmonic similarities between this tune and the Shetland 3/4 melody "Du's Bön Lang Awa and A'm Tocht Land ta See Dee." Northumbrian musician William Vicker's title is similar to that employed Cumbrian musician John Rook (1840), "Jockie's Gone a Sheering".

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

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