Jennie’s Frolics reel

Also known as Cat’s Got The Measles, The Cat’s Got The Measles, The Devil’s Fling, Jenny’s Frolics, Johnny When You Die, Keel Row, The Keel Row Highland Fling, The Keel Row Highland, The Keel Row, Smiling Polly, Weel May The Keel Row, Well May The World Go, Yorkshire Lad, The Yorkshire Lad.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jennie's Frolics has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jennie's Frolics
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c2Ac d2Bd|c2Ac BEEB|c2Ac d2Bd|cABG A2A2|
c2Ac d2dd|c2Ac BEEB|c2Ac d2Bd|cABG A2A2||
ceeg f2ed|c2Ac BEEB|ceeg f2ed|cABG A2A2|
ceeg f2ed|c2Ac BEEB|cdeg f2ef|g2fg afed||
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Seven comments

A lively 18c reel from the Rice-Walsh manuscript and published in Paul Alday’s "A Pocket Volume of Airs,Duets,Songs,Marches", Dublin 1800.
It is probably a variant of variant of "Well May the Keel Row", a North of England song tune.

A possible variation is to change the high g# in bars 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the B part to g nat.

Jennie’s Frolics

I know this one as The Keel Row, a strathspey played in A mix.

“The Keel Row” / “Jenny’s Frolics” in A

X: 2
T: Jennie’s Frolics
T: Keel Row, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey, highland schottische/fling, reel
K: Amaj
|: (3fed |\
c2 A>c d2 B>d | c2 A>c B>EE>B |
c2 A>c d2 B>d | c>AB>G A2 :|
|: e>d |\
c>ee>g f2 e>d | c2 A>c B>EE>B |
[1 c>ee>g f2 e>d | c>AB>G A2 :|
[2 c>de>g f2 e>f | g2 f>g a2 |]