Jack's Health (1)

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JACK'S HEALTH [1]. AKA and see "Bolt the Door." 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." 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.

Source for notated version:

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

Recorded sources:




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