Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket (4)
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OLD WOMAN TOSSED UP IN A BLANKET , 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).
Source for notated version:
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