Jack's be the Daddy On't

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JACK'S BE THE DADDY ON'T. AKA and see "Buttered Peas (1)," "Buttered Pease (1)," "Caithness," "Hap an' row the feety o't," "Stumpie/Stumpey," "Highland Wedding (1)" (pipe versions), "With your tassels." English, Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is common throughout England and Scotland. Vickers gave the tune the secondary title of "Buttered Peas." Matt Seattle notes [1] that Scottish and English versions often have the parts reversed from each other, and that Vickers' version is constructed along Scottish lines. Seattle also finds that Vickers' first title is similar to a line in the Scottish song "The Reel O' Stumpie" (as printed in Merry Muses):

But the Sherra had a wanton fling,
The Sherra was the daddie o't.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The music manuscript collection [2] of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, 1770 [Seattle].

Printed sources : Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1979; No. 150 (appears as "Stumpie"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1); p. 6 (appears as "Stumpie"). Mooney (A Collection of the Choicest Scots Tunes for the Lowland or Border Bagpipes, vol 1), 1982; p. 3 (as "Stumpie"). Northumbrian Pipers' Tune Book, vol. 1, 1970; p. 26. Peacock's Tunes (c. 1800), 1980; No. 41. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 4 (appears as "Stumpie"). Seattle/Vickers (Great Northern Tune Book, part 2), 1987; No. 202.

Recorded sources: -



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