Jack's the Lad (1)

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X:1 T:Jack's the Lad [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:John Baty music manuscript collection (mid-19th century, Northumberland) F:http://www.farnearchive.com/detail.asp?id=M0201801 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb {c}BA|B2 B,4 FE|DF B3 dcB|c2 C4 cB|Ac f4 ga| bagf gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc Bdce|d2B2B2:| |:FE|DFBF DFBF|G2 (E2E2) GF|=EGcG EGcG|A2 (F2F2) cd| edef gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc B[dg][cf]e|d2B2B2:|]

JACK'S THE LAD [1] ('Se Sean/Seagan an Buacaill). AKA and see "College Hornpipe (The)," "Lancashire Hornpipe (1)," "McNeile's Hornpipe," "Sailor's Hornpipe (1)." Irish, English; Hornpipe. B Flat Major (Baty): D Major (O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Jack's the Lad" was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection formerly owned by Northumbrian musician John Batty (p. 31), and also entered into Book 2 of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier's c. 1883 music manuscript collection. The title appears in a list of tunes in his repertoire brought by Philip Goodman, the last professional and traditional piper in Farney, Louth, to the Feis Ceoil in Belfast in 1898 (Breathnach, 1997).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1737, p. 323. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 915, p. 157.

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