X:1 T:Jackson's Chickens M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Holden - Collection of Old Established Irish Slow & Quick Tunes (1805) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb B2FB dBfd|cdcB BAGF|B2FB dBfe|dfed gedc| B2FB dBfd|cdcB BAGF|BFGE DFBe|dcBA B2z2:| |:edcc dff2|BdcB B2A2|edcB dffb|agf=e f_edc| B2FB dBfd|cdcB BAGF|BFGE DFBe|dcBA B2z2:| |:d(BAB) F(BAB)|d(BAB) GFED|d(BAB) F(BAB)|dBfd gedc| d(BAB) F(BAB)|d(BAB) GFED|BFGE DFBe|dcBA B2z2:||
JACKSON'S CHICKENS. Irish, Reel. D Major (Eames, Kennedy): B Flat Major (Holden). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune appears in Smollet Holden's Collection of Old-Established Irish Slow and Quick Tunes, vol. 1 (Dublin, 1805, p. 13). It was entered into the music manuscript book of musician M.E. Eames, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859 (p. 8); nothing is known of the fiddler, save that he/she may have lived in Philadelphia (judging from the titles of some other tunes in the MS).