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X:1 T:Lady in the Boat, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Moderate. Time well marked." S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|dfA d2A|dfA d2f|a2f d2f|fee e2A| dfA d2A|dfA d2f|aba gfe|ddf d2:| |:e|fff gfg|a2g f2a|agg gff|fee ede| fff gfg|a2g f2a|aba gfe|ddf d2:|]



LADY IN THE BOAT. AKA and see "Bugle Quickstep (The)," "Bugle Horn (1) (The)," "Gettysburg March," "Fermanagh Quickstep," "McCarthy March (The)," "McCarthy's Quick Step." Scottish, Irish; Single Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The earliest printed set of this tune that Bayard (1981) found is in McDonald's Gesto Collection, p. 130 as "Bugle Horn (1) (The)." However, an earlier appearance of the tune in print would seem to be in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts under the title "McCarthy's Quick Step." Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddlers Fakebook), 1983; p. 162. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 124, pp. 62-63. Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 98, p. 48. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 185; p. 44. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 23.

Recorded sources: - Transatlantic 337, Dave Swarbrick- "Swarbrick."



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