X:1 T:Jackson's Cravat M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Macpherson Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804; p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G f|gdc BdB cec BdB|gdc BdB ecA A2f| gdc BdB cec BdB|G2g gfg dBG G2:| |:f|gfg efg abg|fed|gfe dcB ecA A2f| gfg efg abg fed|gfe dfg dBG G2:|]
JACKSON'S CRAVAT (Carabat Micseoin). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time) or Slide (12/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in Gough's Collection of Country Dances for the Year 1802. A cravat  is the precursor of the modern necktie. The garment was also a means of identification for faction fighters in Ireland in the 19th century, in imitation of its use by gentleman (such as the gentleman uilleann piper Walter, or Walker, Jackson, to whom the title refers). The tune was entered into the large 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria).