Lovely Lassie Winking (The)
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LOVELY LASSIE WINKING, THE (Sméideadh na Meidhre Maisí). AKA and see "Reel (72)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is called "Jenny Got a Clinking" in County Longford, according to Breathnach/Small. There is some resemblance in the first strain (but perhaps not enough to call either one a variant) to that of "Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races (2)," which is also called "High Road to Linton" or "Jenny's Gone to Linton." Thus there is mixing and/or alteration of titles, whether inadvertent or deliberate, with "Jenny" being mentioned in titles and "winking" or "clinking" also appearing in several titles. The "Kitty Got a Clinking" title is associated with several different tunes. The first strain of "Lovely Lassie Winking" is cognate with the first strain of collector Peter Kennedy's "Rickey's Rambles to Knock," and with the Scottish reel "Johnny McIljohn's (1). County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier entered the tune again as an untitled reel (Grier No. 198, for which see "Reel (72)."