Negus for Gentlemen
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NEGUS FOR GENTLEMEN. Irish, Air and Jig. G Mixolydian/F Major? Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "See 'Punch for Ladies (1)/Punch for the Ladies (1)'" (Joyce), a cognate melody (see also the related "Rolling Wave (1) (The)" family of tunes). Negus is a concoction made of hot water, wine, and lemon juice, sweetened and spiced. The two titles form a reversal of convention: negus was a woman's drink, while men typically enjoyed punch.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 308, p. 144.