The Pigeon On The Gale
I originally found this tune in Kerr’s Collections, but this is transcribed pretty much as I know it to play. I really like the ‘floaty’ B part.
is it ?
this doesn’t seem to be a duplicate of https://thesession.org/tunes/1716 which is The Red Haired Lass, a well known tune, but not this tune.
Apparently David Taylor (1992) identifies this as the root tune for a family of tunes which includes "The Boys of Portaferry," "The Sporting Boys," "The Pullet," "Shearing of the Sheep," and "The Red-Haired Lass." The title is not to be confused with "Pigeon on the Gate." The word ‘gale’ can mean either a strong wind or may refer to ‘sweet-gale’, a type of bog-plant. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 4; No. 112, pg. 14".
I checked those other tunes, and there are similarities, but they are definitely different.
Frankly Martin, I think you should be ashamed of yourself
Head duly hung in shame, Fred.