Lasses of Limerick

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LASSES OF LIMERICK, THE. AKA and see "Huggerth the Puss." Irish, Jig 6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (O'Malley): AABBCC (Kennedy): AABBCCDD (O'Farrell, O'Neill). The jig is a variant of the "Gold Ring (1) (The)" family of tunes. It was printed as "Huggerth the Puss" by Scottish publisher James S. Kerr in the 1880's, notes Conor Ward, who finds it also cognate with "Pharroh or War March (The)"/"Watch! Watch! Forward! Forward!."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - copied from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion (c. 1806) [O'Neill]; students of New York fiddler John McGrath (d. 1955) [O'Malley].\

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 103, p. 25. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 139. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 99, p. 50 (appears as "Lassies of Limerick"). O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 167.

Recorded sources: -

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