T: The Cudgell
R: slip jig
|:GBd gdc BAB|GBd gdB cBA|GBd gaf gdB|cdc AFA c2A:|
|:ded BGG BGB|ded BGG c2A|ded BGG BGB|cdc AFA c2A|
ded BGG BGB|ded BGB cBA|GBd gaf gdB|cdc AFA c2A:|]
The Cudgell has been added to 4 tunebooks.
From an anonymous selection of dance tunes.
This is in Aird’s Selection Vol.3 as "The Irish Cudgel".
(It’s just before "Wantoness for ever mair" - so it looks like your anonymous selection is a version of Aird’s Vol.3, Siuloir.)
Nigel: Could very well be so; is it possibly preceded by The Prince of Tunis? Then I’d judge it more than a coincidence ;).
Yes, the tune before it is indeed "The Prince of Tunis".