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KATY JONES REEL. AKA - "Kitty Jones." AKA and see "Blue Ribbon (The)," "Blue Bonnets Hornpipe," "Green Ribbon (The)," "Jack Smith's Favorite," "Orange and Blue (1)." Irish, Reel or Fling (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. The tune appears as an untitled reel in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Canon James Goodman (County Cork). It was recorded by singer, fiddler and button accordion player Frank Quinn in New York on March 1st, 1925 (backed by Ed Geoghegan on piano). Quinn diddled a few interpolated verses with the tune:

Oh she kicked me and she battered me.
She nearly broke my bones.
So that's the way she tattered me
My darling Katie Jones

Oh there was a little girl
And she lived in Mullingar,
And she lifted up her petticoat
A-la-la-la-la-la

See also the American variants under the titles "Colonel Crocket (1)," "Jenny on the Railroad," "Route (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Okeh 21027 (78 RPM), Frank Quinn (1925). Topic TSCD606, Frank Quinn (et al) - "Round the House and Mind the Dresser: Irish Country-House Dance Music" (reissue).




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