X:1 T:Merry Coblers [sic] M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:T. Skillern -- Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1780 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|FD F/G/A d2 df|d2 fd eEEA|FD F/G/A d2 dg|faef dDD:|| g|fdef aeef|fdgf eEEg|fdfg aeeg|fdec dDDg| fdef aeef|fdgf eEEg|fdge afge|fdec dDD||
MERRY COBBLERS. English, Country Dance (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A version of Skillern's tune appears as an untitled reel in Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). There is a different tune by this title in Samuel, Ann and Peter Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1789.