T:Punch for Ladies 
S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), No. 705
B2A AGA | B2G GFG | B2A AGA | def gdc |
B2A AGA | B2G GBd | e2g d2e | B2d dBG :|
|: def gag | fed edB | def gfg | efg afd |
def gag | fed edB | e2g d2e | B2d dBG :|
PUNCH FOR LADIES . AKA and see "Humors of Glenflesk (The)," “Maguire's March (2)," "Rolling Wave (1) (The)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "In Mr. Pigot's book this tune is given along with 'Negus for Gentlemen' (p. 144), and the two were obviously linked together. Observe the intentional reverse: for punch is the proper drink for gentlemen, and negus for ladies" (Joyce). The word 'punch' derives from a Hindi word, panch, meaning ‘five’, because of it's five ingredients: spirits, water, lemon-juice, sugar and spices. The word was first recorded in English in 1669.
There is no musical relationship with the similarly titled "Punch for the Ladies (1)."
The ladies drinking session. Punch Magazine, 1853.