John Cheap The Chapman reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

John Cheap The Chapman has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John Cheap The Chapman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: DddA FGAF | DddF ECCE |1 DddA FGAF |
EGcG ECCE :|2 Ddfd e^cd=B | cGAF ECCE |
X: 2
T: John Cheap The Chapman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
A|G2dG BGBg|G2dB AFFA|G2dG B>cdB|Afcf AFF:|
A|Ggg>d B>cdB|Ggg>B AFFA|Ggg>d BcdB|Acfc AFFA|
Ggg>d B>cdB|Ggg>B AFFA|Ggbg ^fdg=e|=fcdB AFcA||

Three comments

John Cheap

I’ve known this tune for a number of years and called it John Cheap. All I could find here was a reference to "John Cheap The Chapman" under the comments for:

The West Mabou Reel

A search of the net found it here as:
John Cheap, the Chapman

It’s in Gm there, but sounds about the same so I logged under
the name John Cheap the Chapman.

There’s also references on the net to a book:
John Cheap
The Chapman’s Library:
The Scottish Chap Literature Of Last Century,Classified, With Life Of Dougal Graham, Comic And Humorous (1877)

So it seems that Chap Literature refers to books which were sold by traveling pedlar’s who were referred to as Chapman.
I assume there’s some relationship between the tune and this book.

Another name for it?

I stumbled onto a very similar, if not the same tune over at:

The Man with the Money
It’s slightly different and in Em so I think post by that
name here - seems to come from O’Neil’s #1360