One-Horned Sheep

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ONE-HORNED SHEEP. AKA and see "Boss (The)," "Dog’s Tail (The)," "Humors of Donnybrook (1)," "Old Horned Sheep (The)," "Old Horny Sheep (The)," "Sean Caor-Adrcac (An)," "Sorry to Part." Irish, English, American; Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. A jig with an Irish provenance, albeit played in North America for contra dancing and in the Borders and north of England. The "Original One-Horned Sheep" is a distanced variant of this tune. See also the cognate first strain of "Pet in the Kitchen (The)."

Source for notated version: Creighton Lindsay (Corvalis, Oregon) [Songer].

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 151.

Recorded sources: Harbourtown HARCD 051, Greg Stephens & Crookfinger Jack - "The Beggar Boy of the North." Regal Zonophone IZ 1281 (78 RPM), Michael Grogan. Kilfenora Céilí Band - "Chapter Eight" (2012). Oyster Ceilidh Band - "Jack's Alive" (1980).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played by Willie Fraser and Charlie Bremner at Tobar an Dualchais [1]




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