Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket (4)

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X:1 T:There was an Old Woman Toss’d up in a Blanket T:Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket [4] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 11, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|AcB Bce|fec {c}B2A|AcB c2B|BAA A2E| AcB Bce|fec {c}B2A|AcB c2B|BAA A2|| e|{g}fea {g}fea|{g}fea fec|(ec)f (ec)f|ecA B2e| (af)f (ge)e|(fe)c (B2A)|AcB c2B|BAA A2||



OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BLANKET [4], THE (An Swanbean Caitgte Suas Annsa Suisin). AKA - "There was an Old Woman Toss’d up in a Blanket." Irish, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Related to the morris dance tunes of the same name. See also the related "Páinneach na nUbh (1) (Basket of Eggs (The))/"O'Sullivan's March (2)" family of tunes in Ireland, and "Rock and a Wee Pickle Tow (A)" in Britain. The earliest Irish printing is in R.M. Levey's Dance Music of Ireland (London, 1858).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1859; No. 111, p. 51. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 11, p. 5. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 22. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 771, p. 144.

Recorded sources : - Culburnie COL 102, Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher - "The Driven Bow" (1988).

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



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