Kitty got her clinking
X:1 T:Kitty got her clinking M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 172. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G e|d/d/d dB dBBe|d/d/d dB eAAe|d/d/d dB dBBg|fdef g2g:| |:e|dBgB dgBg|dBgB aAAB|dBgB dgBg|fdef g2g:|]
KITTY GOT HER CLINKING. Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman. Goodman manuscript researchers Hugh and Lisa Shield find the tune cognate with William Reeve's "Soldier's dance after the battle", from the 1791 pantomime Oscar & Malvina. That tune was published in Glasgow musician and publisher James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796). A close variant of Goodman's reel was printed in Boston, Mass., by Elias Howe (also as "Kitty got her clinking") in his Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882, p. 628).