After 9 years…
Anything to say about this one? Anyone?
It’s a tune that appears in Kerr’s Merry Melodies.
"Bob" can mean "dance" in Old Scots, but I can’t imagine a dance with two horns - well maybe.
More likely refers to a beast - bovine, ovine or caprine would be top of the list.
A relation then…? https://thesession.org/tunes/3751
“Bob With the Two Horns” ~ “Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies”
Listed under ‘Irish Reels’, page 21, tune #188, after "Bob With the One Horn", #187…
T: Bob With the Two Horns
B: "Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies". page 21, tune #188
|: d2 BG ddBG | ccAF f2 =ef |\
dcBA GBdg | dcBA BG G2 :|
|: DGBG dGBG | cBAG FGAF |\
[1 DGBG dGBG | dedc BGGF :|\
[2 GABc dcdg | dcBA BG G2 |]
A very nice single reel too… :-)
It also makes as lovely highland fling if you decide to swing it that way, and with that second ending too, perfect! ;-)