T: The Cooper
|:g2G BAG|BcB BAG|g2 G BAG|ABd e2d|
g2G BAG|BcB BAG|gfe dcB|ABd e2d:|
|:gbg bgb|faf afa|gbg bgb| faf e2d|
gbg bgb|faf afa|gfe dcB|ABd e2d:|
Also known as The Cooper O’ Stannerton Heugh, The Cooper Of Stamfordham Heugh.
There is 1 recording of this tune.
The Cooper has been added to 10 tunebooks.
Is this an Irish Jig?
I think I heard this tune played by an Irish piper on a radio programme. Maybe related to The Castlebar Races: https://thesession.org/tunes/1160
It’s closer to Mist On The Meadows https://thesession.org/tunes/1205.
Hang on I think I know this though. I need to have a look at some papers…
It’s in the Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1880s) as The Cooper O’ Stannerton Heugh.
I wonder if this is an ancestor of Mist On The Meadows…