Scalded Poor Man (The)
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.