Martin's One-Horned Cow
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MARTIN'S ONE-HORNED COW (Bo Leat-Adarcac Ui Martain). Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O'Neill (Irish Folk Music) says the tune was "previously unpublished and new to us." The 'one-horned cow' is a phrase that is sometimes a euphemism for a liquor still.
Source for notated version: John Carey, a native of Limerick [O'Neill]. Carey is not mentioned in O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913).
Printed sources: O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1986; No. 325, p. 68.