Jackey Bull

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JACKEY BULL. English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first printed in Thomas Wilson's Companion to the Ballroom (London, 1816, p. 96), and appears to be unique to that collection. There was a song (sung by "Mr. Moss") called "Jackey Bull" from English dramatist John O'Keefe's The Agreeable Surprize (London, 1784), a comic opera in two parts-although the connection to the jig is unknown.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours'), 1997; No. 73, p. 19.

Recorded sources:




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