To my ears it’s related to an old Scots tune called “Hoch Hey Johnny Lad”, also found as “The Lasses of the Ferry” and “The Lads of Saltcoats”. Lunasa recorded it as “Jerry O’Sullivan’s” (https://thesession.org/tunes/2635). Admittedly, it’s quite far removed, but I hear the common root in both.
“The Lasses of the Ferry”
I would steer clear of them if you visited Inverness. 😛
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