Open the Door to Three (3)
X:1 T:Open the door for three  M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig B:Smollett Holden - Collection of Favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|G2G BGB AFA|G2G BGB c2d|efg dcB ABc|B2G cAF G2:| |:f|gdB gdB AFD|gfe def g2d|efg dcB ABc|BGB cAF G2:|]
OPEN THE DOOR FOR (TO) THREE  (Oscal an dorus do tri). Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Goodman, Kennedy). A variant of the melody printed by Gow, and still more distanced from the one-strain English version printed by Playford (for which see “Open the Door to Three (1)”). All three versions are recognizably cognate. The tune is derived from an old English melody used for a number of ballads and songs for the stage. See note for "Rant (The)" for more.
- James Goodman music manuscript collection, Vol. 5, p. 27, No. 43 .