Low-Backed Car (2) (The)

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LOW BACK(ED) CAR [2] (Ais an Druim-Iseal). AKA and see "Jolly Plowman (1)/Jolly Ploughman (1)," "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy." Irish, Air (6/8 time, "playfully"). F Major (O'Neill): G Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song is Samuel Lover's best-known piece. In America, the melody was listed as having commonly been played for Orange County, New York, country dances in the 1930's (Lettie Osborn, New York Folklife Quarterly). The 'B' part differs from "Low Backed Car (1) (The)." See note for "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 115. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 387, p. 67.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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