Spotted Cow (The)
X:1 T:The Spotted Cow M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 183, no. 983 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D Add fdd|edd fdd|Add fdd|edB ~BAF| Add fdd|edd fdd|(f/g/a)f geg|fdB B2d:| |:AFA A2B|AFA A2B|AFA Dfe|fdB B2d| AGF A2d|AGF A2B|dfd (e/f/g)e|fdB B2d:| |:ABA AFA|DFA DFA|ABA AFA|fdB BAF| ABA AFA|DFA DFA|(f/g/a)f geg|fdB B2d:|]
SPOTTED COW, THE (An Bo Breac). Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The three-part jig "Spotted Cow" is a member of the group of tunes that make up the four-part tune Irish session warhorse "Lark in the Morning (1)." The first part of "Spotted Cow" corresponds the the fourth part of "Lark", while the second and third parts of "Spotted Cow" (really just variations of one another) correspond to the first part of "Lark." See also the related tunes "An Buachaillin Bui," "Come in the Evening," "Galloway Tom (2)," "Galway Tom (1)," "Galway Town," "The Goats’ Horn(s)," "The Kelso Races," "Little Yellow Boy (The)," "Thrush's Nest (The)," "Welcome (The)," and "Western Lilt (A)."