Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake…. Does anyone know the original tune?

Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake…. Does anyone know the original tune?

This is, hopefully, going to be one of my party pieces this year.

However, I’m wondering if there is an original tune for this song which was "borrowed" ? If so, does anyone know it?

It’s been attributed to Frank Horn circa 1883.
There are quite a few recordings some of which are decidely "iffy" but this is my favourite version here from Mick Moloney and Eugene O’Donnell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0HQVJ9ggw

Re: Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake…. Does anyone know the original tune?

Here’s the original sheet music:
https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/137/098

If you’re looking for a jaunty hornpipe that night have been borrowed by Horn, it may well be original. Many songs of this type (music hall, Tin Pan Alley, musicals) were hornpipes. Even those with no Irish (or Oirish) connection, like It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. (Playing overhead in my coffee shop.)

Re: Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake…. Does anyone know the original tune?

Thanks for that, Tracie.

It’s not as easy a song to learn by ear as you might think. So, it’s good to have the melody. I tried singing it in the pub tonight but it didn’t quite work out. However, I’ll work hard on the melody as well as trying to learn all the words.

Re: Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake…. Does anyone know the original tune?

You must mean that hornpipe made famous by the great piper Perry O’Como? And then there’s this famous hornpipe:
https://youtu.be/6GAbc5uQXJo