Joys of Wedlock (1) (The)
X:1 T:Joys of Wedlock , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Goodman music manuscript collection (mid-19th cent., County Cork, p. 85) F: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=88&z=339.4299%2C1197.3473%2C4424.5724%2C2680 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d|GAG GBd|gfe d2c|Bdg dBG|FAA A2B| GAG GBd|gfe d2c|BdB cAF|GAG G2:| |:d|Bdg dBG|Bdg d2c|Bdg dBG|FAA A2B| Bdg dBG|gfe d2c|BdB cAF|GAG G2:|]
JOYS OF WEDLOCK , THE. AKA and see "Fireman's Jig (2)," "New Married Couple (1)." Irish, Canadian, American; Double Jig (6/8 time). Ireland, Limerick. Canada; Maritimes. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Joys of Wedlock " was learned by Irish collector P.W. Joyce as a child in Co. Limerick during the 1840's. However, around the same time it was entered in the music manuscript collection of Manchester, England, musician John Roose as "Fireman's Jig (2)." Another early Irish version of the tune can be found in Church of Ireland uilleann piper and cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts. Goodman (1828-1896) was a musician, collector and an Irish speaker who sought tunes locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections, and, in fact, Goodman's setting is nearly identical to Joyce's. Early 20th century compiler Francis O'Neill printed the tune as "New Married Couple (1)."