She hung her petticoat out to dry
X:1 T:She hung her petticoat out to dry M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 851 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d | d2g BAG | A2A A2B | c2B AGA | G2G G2 B/c/ | d2g BAG | A2A A2B | c2B AGA | G3 G2 || g/f/ | e2d ded | c2B BcB | A2G c2B | AFD D2 g/f/ | e2d ded | c2B BcB | A2G c2B | B3 A2 ||
SHE HUNG HER PETTICOAT OUT TO DRY. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Albert Perceval Graves printed words to a comic song called "The Ass and the Petticoat" in his Countryside Songs (1908, p. 61), which may be related to the air George Petrie collected. The first couple of stanzas go:
She hung her petticoat out to dry,
Sweet Kitty Kelly of Achonry;
When the Carroll's hungry ass came by
And made his meal upon it.
And when that same he had finished quite,
Devourin' on with all his might,
He choked to death, and serve him right,
On Kitty's sweet sunbonnet.