Drop of Dram (The)
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DROP OF DRAM, THE. AKA and see "Jack the Jolly Ploughboy," "Jolly Plowman (2)." Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is in a common song form, AABA, in which the first strain melodic material is repeated, and second half of the second strain returns to the first strain material. The tune is cognate with "To Rodney We Will Go," a Country Dance or reel printed by Glasgow publisher James Aird in his Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (1788, p. 100).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. IV), c. 1810; p. 133.