Low-Backed Car (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Lowbacked Car [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 133. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G|G2B B2d|c2A z2F|G2B d2d|d3 z2G| c2c A2A|B2B G2B|c2A G2F|G3 z2G| G2c c2e|e2d d2G|G2c c2e|d3 z2G| G2g !fermata!g2e|e2d dcB|A2G A2B|!fermata!d3 z2A| GED G2G|G3 z2B|AGE A2A|A3z B/c/| dcB dcB|gfe !fermata!d2 B/A/|GED G2G|(G3 G2)||



LOW BACKED CAR [1], THE. AKA and see "Jolly Plowman (1)." Irish, Air and Jig (6/8 time). G Major (Harding): F Major (Robbins). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Very similar to the duple-time English tune "Nutting Girl (The)" or "Hunting We Will Go (A)" (not William Chappell's tune by that latter title). The title is sometimes confused with the unrelated "Irish Jaunting Car (The)." For more on this song melody and variants, see note for "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy."


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Printed sources : - Frank Harding (Harding's Original Collection), 1897; No. 167, p. 53. Howe (Musician's Omnibus, No. 2), c. 1865; p. 107. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 257, p. 28. Robbins Music Corp. (The Robbins collection of 200 jigs, reels and country dances), New York, 1933; No. 109, p. 35.






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