A rather strange jig (10 bars in each part!) found in James Aird’s Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3, Glasgow, 1788, p. 182, no. 470 where it is indicated as Irish.
The tune is also known as Humors of Bandon, Jolly Old Woman, Merry Old Woman (3) (The), Plangsty Callagh, Terry’s Rambles, An TSeanbhean Sultmhar.
According to ibiblio.org/fiddlers, the tune appears in Jackson’s Celebrated Irish Tunes, a collection from the famous 18th century gentleman piper Walker “Piper” Jackson of the townland of Lisduan in the parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick, printed by Samuel Lee in Dublin around 1775 (reprinted in 1790). However, it appears the tune is older than this, for as “The Humours of Bandon” it was known as far back as 1690 when the Irish (who had learned it from the supporters of William III) played it when they sacked Kilbrogan (Winstock, 1970, pg. 26).
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