Annotation:Punch for the Ladies (1)

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The ladies drinking session. Punch Magazine, 1853.

PUNCH FOR LADIES [1]. 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)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 705, p. 353.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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