Found this lively jig in an old collection of New England fiddle music.
This tune is played as a standard 6/8 march for pipe bands in the Royal Scottish Band Association tutor book volume one.
1083 ~ “New England Fiddler’s Repertoire”
Randy Miller & Jack Perron
Page 21: "Steamboat Quickstep"
2003 Second Edition: "168 classic traditional contra dance melodies, from Batchelder’s Reel to Money Musk to Portland Fancy and beyond — the standard contra tunes in one source. The second edition of NEFR is produced with assistance from the Gadd/Merrill Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. Edited by Robert Bley-Vroman and Randy Miller; introduction by Newt Tolman."
~ also their publication:
"Irish Traditional Fiddle Music"
Go here for another transcription of this tune, and a discussion of the popular Dmaj Irish version + links https://thesession.org/tunes/947
The Steamboat Jig
There is an old Scottish song called "Tranent Wedding". A setting of the song was sung by Tony Cuffe on an LP called "Fergusson’s Auld Reekie" in 1981 under the name "Duncan McCallipin" - Cuffe set the lyrics to a version of The Steamboat:-
It was at a wedding near Tranent,
Where scores an’ scores on fun were bent.
An’ to ride the broose wi’ full intent.
Was either nine or ten, jo !
Chorus: Then aff they a’ set galloping, galloping.
Legs an’ arms a walloping, walloping.
Shame take the hindmost, quo’ Duncan MCallipin
Laird o’ Jelly Ben, jo.
The Steamboat, X:2
Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. A few different twists and turns in this setting. I’m not positive how you define a quickstep as opposed to a jig - both being in 6/8 - but one feature seems to be long runs up and down the scale. This tune certainly fits that pattern.
Re: The Steamboat
This tune was a song composed around 1809 by Marc-Antoine-Madeleine Désaugiers in his vaudeville "Le départ pour Saint-Malo". This song is known as "Bon voyage, Monsieur Dumollet !". The tune was famous enough to be played all over Europe. In France, it is still a children song and it is also played among the "Bandas" , popular brass bands of the South-West French Gascony.