Jack the Jolly Ploughboy

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 Theme code Index    1342 1555
 Also known as    Brags of Washington (The), Drop of Dram (The), Farewell--but whenever you welcome the hour, Jolly Ploughman (3) (The), Low-Backed Car (2) (The), Low-Backed Car (2) (The), Nutting Girl (The), To Rodney We will go
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland, Ireland
 Genre/Style    English, Irish, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    4 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Edward Bunting
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Ancient Music of Ireland
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 20
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1840
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 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Jolly Ploughman [3], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:E E|E2G G2B|A3 F2B|E2G B2B|B3-B2G| A2A F2F|G3 E2E|F2F D2D|E3-E2:| B|B2e e2c|c2B B2G|B2 e e2c|c3-B2B| B2e e2c|c2B B2G|(GF)E F2G|(B2A)G2F| P:"Chorus" ECB, (E2E)|E3-E2G|FEC F2F|F3-(FG)A| (.B.A.G) (.B.A.G)|(.e.e.B) {d}(.c.B.G)|(.E.C.B,) E2E|E3-E2||

X:1 T:Jolly Ploughman [3], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:”Allegro Vivace” B:William Forde – 300 National Melodies of the British Isles (c. 1841, p. 27, No. 88) B: https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/text/300-national-melodies-of-the-british-isles.-vol.-3-100.-irish-airs N:William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a musician, music collector and scholar from County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G|G2B B2d|c3 A2d|G2B d2d|(d3 d2)B| c2c A2A|B3 G2G|A2A F2F|(G3 G2)|| d|d2g g2e|e2d d2B|B2g g2e|(e3 d2)d| d2g g2e|e2d d2B|BAG A2B|d2c B2A| GED G2G|(G3 G2)B|AGE A2G|A3- ABc| dcB dcB|g2d edB|GED G2G|(G3 G2)||

X:1 T:Jolly Ploughman [3], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Brisk and lively" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1 (1858, No. 67, p. 29) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:E E|.E2.G .G2.B|A3 F2B|E2G B2B|(B3 B2)G| A2A F2F|G3 E2E|F2F D2D|(E3 E2):|| B|B2e e2c|c2 B B2G|B2e e2c|(c3 B2)B|B2e e2c|c2B B2G| (GF) E F2 G|(B2A) G2F|.E .C .B, (.E2.E)|(E3 E2)G|.F .E .C F2F| (F3 F)G A|(.B .A .G) (.B .A .G)|(.e .e .B) {d}(.c .B .G)|.E .C .B, E2 E|(E3E2)||

X:1 T:Jack the Jolly Ploughboy M:6/8 L:1/8 K:E E|E2G G2B|A3 F2B|E2G B2B|B3-B2G| A2A F2F|G3 E2E|F2F D2D|E3-E1:||B| B2e e2c|c2B B2G|B2e e2c|c3B B2B| B2e e2c|c2B B2G|GFE F2G|B2A G2F| ECB, E2E|E3-E2G|FEC F2F|F3-FGA| BAG BAG|eeB {d}cBG|ECB, E2E|E3-E2||