Belfast Chicken

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 Theme code Index    1H2H1H5 7b7b 24
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:James S. Kerr
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Merry Melodies vol. 4
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 163, p. 19
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1880's
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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BELFAST CHICKEN. Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Although the title probably does not reference them, there were a few bare-knuckle boxers who went by the name 'The Belfast Chicken', among them John H. "Professor" Clark, Johnny Marr (Deadwood, S.D., 1876), and Bill Clark. The latter, an Australian, was in hundreds of bare-knuckle matches, and was still hurling challenges about in America at the age of 82. "Just another fight, please," the old pugilist begged, "before the greatest referee of 'em all counts me out."

Printed source: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 4; No. 163, p. 19.

T:Belfast Chicken
S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 163  (c. 1880's)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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