Annotation:Scalded Poor Man (The)

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X:1 T:Scalded poor man, The L:1/8 M:6/8 N:"Moderate" S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, No. 270) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D/F/|A2B AFA|B2A F2D|E>FE D2D|(D3 D2)A| B>AF ABc|d3 cBA|F<BB ABE/E/|(F3 F2)A| BAF ABd|e2d cBA|FBB ABc/e/|(d3 d2)d| CBA FGA|B3 AcB|AFE D2D|D3 D||

SCALDED POOR MAN, THE (An Fear Bocht Scallta). Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Scalded" here means "vexed" or "mortified,” explains collector P.W. Joyce, who elsewhere says the term is translated from one or the other of two Irish words, loisc [lusk], to burn; and scall, to scald.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Mr. Francis Hogan of South Lodge, Brenormore, near Carrick On Suir, "a good musician and a great enthusiast in Irish music and songs," c. 1884 (Joyce).

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 270, p. 128.

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