Three Halfpence a Day (1)
X:1 T:Three Halfpence a Day  M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 364 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador B|cBA BAG|AGE GED|cBA dBG|EAA A2B| cBA BAG|AGE GED|EFE E2D|EAA A2:| |:B|cBc dcd|ecA GED|cBc d=fd|cAB c2d| edc dcB|cBA GED|EFE E2D|EAA A2:|
THREE HALFPENCE A DAY  (Tri leat pinginne gac la). AKA and see "Very Poor Pay." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. At one time three halfpence a day was referred to as the common wage for an ordinary laborer or soldier. "Three Halfpence a Day (2)," printed by piper O'Farrell in the early 19th century is a different tune.