T: The Lamplighter
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Also known as The Lamplighter’s, The Merry Soldier.
There are 4 recordings of this tune.
The Lamplighter has been added to 2 tune sets.
The Lamplighter has been added to 38 tunebooks.
This tune appears in the Robbins collection of 200 Jigs, Reels and Country Dances.
I like to work the melody into my repertoire as the dark days of Winter approach.
This is a very popular session tune in the Fife & Drum community in NY. & Ct., however they play it more like a reel. Then again they do that with pretty much all their hornpipes.
This is in O’Neill’s as The Merry Soldier.
The 1st part is a bit similar to that of Deep Waters https://thesession.org/tunes/6365.