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X:1 T:Saddle the Pony [6] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Very Quick" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3 (1859, No. 292, p. 145) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D def ddB|AFA AFA|def ddA|Bee edB| def ddB|AFA AFA|gfe fdB|AFE EFA:| |:BFF ADD|FEF AFD|BFF ADA|AFD EFA| BFF ADD|FEF AFD|gfe fdB|AFE EFA:|]

SADDLE THE PONY [6]. AKA and see “East at Glendart,” “Humors of Glendart,” “Shins around the Fireside (2).” Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also related tunes “Housemaid (1) (The)” and “Geese in the Bog (1).” The tune is usually known nowadays as “Humors of Glendart,” often paired in a set with “Saddle the Pony” in session play. The ‘Saddle’ title has drifted over to cover the ‘Glendart’ title in “Saddle the Pony (6)” (which also has its strains reversed from “Humors of Glendart” in Kerr’s publication). Researcher Conor Ward notes that the tune was called “Saddle the Pony” in 19th century musicians’ manuscripts from County Longford.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3), 1859; No. 292, p. 145. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 637. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 34, p. 39. R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 43, p. 17.

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