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JACKSON'S DREAM. AKA and see "His Dream," "Jackson's Favourite." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A composition of the famous 18th century gentleman musician Walker 'Piper' Jackson, of the townland of Lisduan, in the parish of Ballingarry, Limerick. The tune was first published by Samuel Lee in Dublin c. 1774 in Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes, a volume reprinted in 1790. Goodman gives the title as "Jackson's Favourite" or "His Dream." The melody appears in a few musicians' manuscript collections of the 18th century: John Turner, a fiddler from Norwich, Conn., penned it into his copybook of 1788, as did Ishmael Spicer (Chatham, Conn.) in his copybook of 1797; and fluter Thomas Mollyneaux (Shelburne, Nova Scotia) did likewise in his copybook of 1788.