Jack's Health (1)

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X:1 T:Jack's Health [1] T:Bolt the Door [1] L:1/8 M:6/8 S:From a workshop with English country dance fiddler Marshall Barron Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ador g2f|:ecA A2B|G2E E2B|c2A B2G|A2B c2d| ecA A2B|G2E E2B|c2A B2G|1 ABA g2f:|2 ABA A2B|| cBA G2B|e3 d2B|c2A B2G|A2B c2d| ecA A2d|e3 d2 B|c2A B2A|G3 g2e| dBG G2 d|e3 d2B|c2A B2G|A2B c2d| ecA A2d|e2a a2f|g2e d2B|A3||



JACK'S HEALTH [1]. AKA and see "Bolt the Door (1)." Irish, English; Jig and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The melody appears in O'Neill's 1903 Music of Ireland as the jig "Bolt the Door (1)." The pairing of the melody with the Playford dance "Jack's Health" is relatively modern, and is often the preferred tune to the Playford original (particularly in America). As is often the case, through association the name of the dance has become attached to the tune.


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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Christian (A Playford Assembly), 2015; p. 52.






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