Punch for the Ladies (1)

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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.
The ladies drinking session. Punch Magazine, 1853.
There is no musical relationship with the similarly titled "Punch for the Ladies (1)."


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

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

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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