X:1 T:Sheep-Shearers, The T:Next Oars M:9/8 L:1/8 R: S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, No. 723 (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix dAc BGB AFA|c3 c>dc B2A|dAc BGB AFA|d3 d>ec d2A|| dAG F2G A3|c3 c>dc B2A|dAG F2G A3|d3 d>ec d2A||
SHEEP-SHEARERS, THE. AKA and see "Esqr. Lesstar," "Next Oars." Irish, Slip Jig or Air (9/8 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Joyce obtained the melody from the large collection of an earlier musician and music collector, John Edward Pigot (1822–1871). Curiously, the two strains of "Sheep-Shearers" form the first two strains of a four-part tune called "Esqr. Lesstar," published in London by Daniel Wright in 1715.