Peeler's Jacket (3)

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PEELER'S JACKET [3]. AKA and see "Bowl of Coffee (The)," "Oh My Foot," "Where's My Other Foot," "Temperance Reel," "Teetotaler's Reel." Irish, American; Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. This tune is better-known as “Temperance Reel.” Howe (c. 1867) prints directions to a contra-dance set to the tune, and includes it in a section of tunes sourced to Jimmy Norton, the “Boss Jig Player.” Presumably Norton was a band-leader or principal instrumentalist in the Boston, Massachusetts, area in the mid-19th century, although no information has been unearthed about him to date. The tune was entered as an untitled reel (Grier No. 150) into Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Shape (Greene County, Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 286B, p. 240. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs, vol. 2), 1859; No. 126, p. 58. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 32. Robbins (Collection of 200 Jigs, Reels, and Country Dances), 1933; No. 48 (as "The Teetotaler's") and No. 65 (as "Peeler's Jacket"). White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 92.



See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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