Jackson’s Faggots reel

Jackson's Faggots has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jackson's Faggots
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3FGD|FAdg fdAG|FAdg fdAG|FAdf g2 fg|(3efd (3cdB (3ABG (3FGD|
FAdg fdAG|FAdg fdAG|FAdg fbag|(3efd (3dec d2:|
|:(3fge|afdf g2 fg|(3efd (3cdB (3ABG (3FGD|FAdf g2 fg|(3efd (3cdB A2 (3fge|
afdf g2 fg|(3efd (3cdB (3ABG (3FGD|FAdf gbag|(3efd (3dec d2:|

Twelve comments

Jackson’s Maggot

This is another one of the tunes accredited to Walker (Piper) Jackson (1716-1798) I believe this tune was published by Samuel Lee of Dublin sometime around 1840’s. However the book has long since been out of print.
Maggot means a "Dram" a measure of whiskey or some other spirit.

The inscription of the inscriber of this manuscript is P. Donovan of Limerick, and dated 1870. Who he was, it doesn’t say, the notation is in a different style as to the earlier tune I gave for "Jackson’s Mare" and certainly easier to read. Even though manuscript is well worn and tattered and faded too|

Jackson’s Maggot

I have printed the date wrong, it should have been 1770. Sorry!

Thanks Nico for your information on this tune, however when I have logged into this site, I cannot seem to get the tune sheet up on my computer. I have recently installed Sibelius 5 on my computer and scorch, but however much I try I just get a blank screen!

It’s a jig in that collection, anyway.

You might have to use IE or Firefox.

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Thanks Nico, but how do I install either programme!

I think you might want to get someone closer by to help you. Are you using a PC or a Mac? Google Firefox or Internet Explorer to find a download site. The scorch plug-in was a series of prompts when I was at the site I listed above, so it was easy to follow.

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Thanks for replying Nico, I am using a PC & I am using Internet Explorer, also I have Adobe 9 as my PDF, reader if that is any help. I am not too sure what all this stuff means, though I am trying my best at the learning.

When I navigated to the site using IE, there was a pop-up option to download the extension or software (not sure now which one it said) required. Clicked on it, followed the prompts, and done.

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Jackson’s Maggot

I believe I have got the name wrong for this reel, for when I took a closer inspection of the manuscript, it is actually called Jackson’s Faggots

Faggots meaning fuel or firewood!