Snug in the Blanket
X:1 T:Snug in the Blanket M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 165, no. 888 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:G G|:A2B cBc|EFE c2A|B2G AFD|GAG BAG| A2B cBc|EFE c2A|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:| |:FGA AFd|AFd AFd|FGA AFd|EFG GFE| FGA AFd|AFd ABc|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:| |:FGA AFD|DED AFD|FGA AFD|GAG BAG| FGA AFD|DED ABc|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:|]
SNUG IN A/THE BLANKET (Go dlut annsa susad/t-susa). AKA and see “Cailleach a Shúsa (1),” "Collough a thusa," "Hag in the Blanket." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AABB (S. Johnson): AABBCC (McNulty, O’Neill). The tonality is interesting: both parts spend much time in ‘D’ mixolydian, resolving to a G Major at the end of each. See also O’Farrell’s version under the title “Calloch a Theusa” ("a phonetic version of the Irish Cailleach a' Shúsa or Cailleach an t-Súsa, meaning "Hag of the Blanket"). See also the related "Guiry's Favorite."
- Paul de Grae, "Notes to Sources in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.