Jolly Plowman (1)

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JOLLY PLOWMAN/PLOUGHMAN [1] ("An Treabaire Sugac" or "An toireamh sugach"). AKA and see "Drop of Dram," "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy," "Moll Roone," "Smiling Nannette," "Brave Irish Boy (The)," "To Rodney We Will Go." Irish, Air (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. O'Neill (1903) prints two settings of the air (No. 386, 387). The melody is closely related to the English tune "Nutting Girl (The)." Samuel Lover wrote words to the tune for his song "Low-back'd Car (The)." See note for "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 386, p. 67.

Recorded sources:




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