Parson in Boots (1)

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X:1 T:Parson in Boots [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:William Vickers’ 1770 music manuscript (Northumberland) K:D e2e e2e|efd cBA|d2d fed|cAc e3| e2e e2e|efd cBA|d2g faf|gec d2:| |:e/f/4g/4|a2f g2e|f2d cBA|d2d fed|cAc e2 f/g/| a2f g2e|afd cBA|d2g faf|gec d2:|]



PARSON IN BOOTS, THE. AKA – “The Parson in his Boots.” AKA and see "Bounce Upon Bess," "Come All You Good Fellows," “Irish Lilt (5),” "Kissing and Drinking (3)," "Larry O Lashem," “Mopsy's Tune (the Old Way), “Paddy's Dream,” "Paddy's Trip from Dublin," “Priest and his Boots (1) (The).” “Rocking the Cradle (2),” "There are sounds of mirth," "Tivoli (The)," "Welch Jig (2) (The)." English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears under this title in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom, unfortunately, nothing is known. See note for “Priest in his Boots (1) (The)” for extensive Irish history/titles. The jig also appears in a few English musicians' manuscripts of the 19th century (R. Harrison & William Clarke).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Vickers' [1] 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland).

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 124, p. 44. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 150, p. 36.



See also listing at :
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [3]



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