This is the tune I know as Jacky Tar. I find it on youtube played this way maybe a dozen times. There seems to be no other reasonable version here except as an AKA for The Cuckoo’s Nest. While Cuckoo’s Nest is somewhat similar it is not the same - IMHO.
Here are examples of the tune I know as The Cuckoos Nest
Of course this guy thinks Jacky Tar is Cuckoo’s Nest
The Cuckoo’s Nest-Irish folk song
Maybe I should have called it Johny Asphalt :-)
Been here since 2003.
….and it’s a hornpipe, not a reel.
Yes, it does seem to be a hornpipe
But, Jacky Tar still seems to be the more common name.
Jacky Tar, X:2
As played by Dale Russ : http://youtu.be/cLKg5IBQnNA