What would I do if the Kettle Boiled Over? (1)

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WHAT WOULD YOU/I DO IF THE KETTLE BOILED OVER? [1] AKA and see AKA and see "American Dwarf (The)," “Dancing of the Rabbits in Honan's Garden (The),” “Frost is All Gone (The),” "Frost is All Over (1) (The)," "Mist of Clonmel," "On a Monday Morning," "Praties are Dug and the Frost is all Over,” “What Would You do if You Married a Soldier?” “Young Tim Murphy.” Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. The title comes from a ditty set to the tune, which goes:

What would I do if the kettle boiled over?
What would I do but fill it again.
What would I do if I married a soldier?
What would I do but follow the drum.

Doolin, north County Clare, tin whistle player Micho Russell identified the alternate title “Dancing of the Rabbits in Honan's Garden (The)” as a local north Clare title named after a Doolin man named Honan who owned a field north of Fisherstreet.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Russell (The Piper’s Chair), 1989; p. 14.

Recorded sources:




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