A lively 18c reel from the Rice-Walsh manuscript and published in Paul Alday’s "A Pocket Volume of Airs,Duets,Songs,Marches", Dublin 1800.
It is probably a variant of variant of "Well May the Keel Row", a North of England song tune.
Oops! Delete "of variant" above.
A possible variation is to change the high g# in bars 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the B part to g nat.
I know this one as The Keel Row, a strathspey played in A mix.
“The Keel Row” ~ strathspey / highland fling
Submitted on October 3rd 2004 by ceolachan.
The Keel Row ~ filed under ‘polka’
“The Keel Row” / “Jenny’s Frolics” in A
T: Jennie’s Frolics
T: Keel Row, The
R: strathspey, highland schottische/fling, reel
|: (3fed |\
c2 A>c d2 B>d | c2 A>c B>EE>B |
c2 A>c d2 B>d | c>AB>G A2 :|
|: e>d |\
c>ee>g f2 e>d | c2 A>c B>EE>B |
[1 c>ee>g f2 e>d | c>AB>G A2 :|
[2 c>de>g f2 e>f | g2 f>g a2 |]
This tune, note for note with that posted, goes by the name of "Johnny When You Die" in O’Neill’s Waifs And Strays.