Peep o' Day Ranger
X:1 T:Peep o' Day Ranger, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Song Air B:P.W. Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, No. 488) N:Joyce obtained the tune from the ms. collection of Irish N:collector William Forde (c.1795–1850) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ddor D|DDD FGA|Ade fef|dec AGF|E D3 zD| DDD FGA|Ade fef|ddd cAG|AF3 z||A| cde fdd|gfe d2A|cde fdd|gec c2A| cde fdd|gfe d2e/d/|cAG FGA|cde fef| dec AFE|EDD D2E|FDD FGA|cde fef| dec AFE|D2E F2||
PEEP O' DAY RANGER, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The title may refer to the Peep o' Day Boys , an agrarian Protestant association in 18th century Ireland. Originally noted as being an agrarian society around 1779–80, from 1785 it became the Protestant component of the sectarian conflict that emerged in County Armagh. Or, Peep o' Day may be as innocuous as the name of a prize-winning racehorse.