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JACK A (O) TAR. AKA and see "Jacky Tar," "Jack and His Trousers," "Jack and His Trousers On," "Cuckoo's Nest (4) (The)." Scottish, Hornpipe. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Athole, Skye): AABB (Honeyman). The tune is clearly "The Cuckoo's Nest."

Jack Tar. Attributed to figurehead carver Jeremiah Dodge of New York (died c. 1860).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 48. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 173. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 296.

Recorded sources:

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