Jackson's Punch Bowl

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JACKSON'S PUNCH BOWL. AKA - "Jackson's Bowl of Punch." AKA and see "Figure of Three (The)," "Jackson's Bottle of Punch (3)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The word 'punch' derives from a Hindi word, panch, meaning 'five', because of its five ingredients: spirits, water, lemon-juice, sugar and spices. The word was first recorded in English in 1669. "Jackson's Punch Bowl" first appears in Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes (p. 2) under the title "Figure of Three (The)." This volume was published in Dublin by Samuel Lee around 1775 (reprinted in 1790), and is a collection of tunes from the 18th century gentleman piper Walker 'Piper' Jackson of the townland of Lisduan in the parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 35. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 185, p. 101.

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