Peeler's Jacket (1)

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X:1 T:Police Jacket, The T:Peeler's Jacket [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 111. Mid-19th century, County Cork F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2 dA BAFA|d2 dA BAFA| ABde f2 (ed)|Beed Beef| d2 dA BAFA|d2 dA BAFA|ABde f2 (ed)|BdAG FD D2:| a2 (ag) f2 (fe)|defd B2A2|ABde f2 (ed)|Beed Beef| b2 ba f2 (fe)|defd B2A2|ABde f2 ed |BdAG FD D2:|

PEELER'S JACKET [1]. AKA - "Police Jacket (The)." AKA and see "Black Water Thame (The)," "Boys of the Lake (2)," "Collin's Reel (1)," "Corkonian," "Devil's in Dublin (1) (The)," "Emminence Breakdown," "Ike Forrester's Reel (1)," "Merry Blacksmith (The)," "Paddy on the Railroad," "Peeler's Reel/Policeman's Reel," "Railroad (2) (The)," "Shepherd in the Gap (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. 'Peeler' was a slang term for a policeman in Ireland, a reference to Sir Robert Peel who originated the Irish police force in the mid-19th century. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection (vol. 3, p. 111) of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman under the title “The Police Jacket.”

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 22. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 45. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No. 795. White’s Unique Collection, 1896; No. 91, p. 16.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]

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