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JACKSON'S FANCY (Roga Mic Seoin). Irish (originally), New England; Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Not "Jackson's Favourite" in McDermott's Allan's Irish Fiddler. The 'B' part of this tune is the fourth part of "Jackson's Morning Brush." The 'A' part is shared with "Stepney's Rant," printed in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Union or Irish Pipes, c. 1806, vol. II, p. 86. See also a related untitled jig in Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. V, No. 3, from the playing of Jim Mulqueeny.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 64. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 80, p. 20. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 19. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 40. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 905, p. 109. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 152, p. 40. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 94.

Recorded sources: Edison 50870 (78 RPM), Joseph Samuels [1], 1919 (appears as 2nd tune of "St. Patrick's Day Medley").




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