Polly Put The Kettle On strathspey

Also known as Jenny’s Bawbee, The Thistle And Shamrock.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Joe Bann’s (a few times) and Neil Gow’s Wife (a few times).

Polly Put The Kettle On has been added to 1 tune set.

Polly Put The Kettle On has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f/ |a>ba>g f<dd>f | g>fe>d c<AA>f |\
a>ba>g f>d (3fga | B>dc>A d2 d3/ :|
|: e/ |f>dg>e f<dd>f | g>Be>d c<AA>e |\
f>dg>e f>d (3fga | B2 c>A d2 d3/ :|
X: 2
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3ABc |d2 d>c B<G G2 | cE (3BAG F<D D2 |\
d>G (3edc B>G (3Bcd | E2 F2 G2 :|
|: D>G |B>Gc>A B<GD>G | c>EA>G F<D (3DDD |\
[1 B2 (3cBA B>G (3Bcd | E>A (3FED G2 :|
[2 B>d (3cde B>g (3Bcd | e>cA<F G2 |]
X: 3
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 cA B<G G2 | cBAG F<D D2 | B2 cA B<GGF | EG FA G4 :|
|: dedc B<G G2 | cBAG F<D D2 | dedc B<GGF | EG FA G4 :|
X: 4
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BGcA BGGB | cEA>G FDDc |\
BGcA BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
|: d>edc BGGB | cEA>G FDDB |\
d>edc BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
X: 5
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d>edc BGGB | cEA>G FDDB |\
d>edc BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
|: BGcA BGGB | cEA>G FDDc |\
BGcA BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
X: 6
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: a>bag fddf | gBe>d cAAf |\
a>bag fddf | B/B/B cA d4 :|
|: fdge fddf | gBe>d cAAg |\
fdge fddf | B/B/B cA d4 :|
X: 7
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f/g/|abag fddf|gBed cAAf|abag fdfa|B/B/B cA d2d:|
g|fdge fddf|gfed cAAg|fdge fdfa|B/B/B cA d2de|
fdge fddf|gfed cAAe|fdge fdfa|1 B/B/B cA defg|2 B/B/B cA d3d||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 8
T: Polly Put The Kettle On
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f|abag fddf|gfed cAAf|abag fdcd|Bgec d3:|
e|fdge fdfa|Bged cBAg|fdge fdfa|Bgec d2 de|
fdge fdfa|Bged cBAg|fdge afbg|fdec d3||
# Added by Moxhe .

Seven comments

“Milestone At The Garden: Irish Fiddle Masters From The 78 RPM Era”

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/8

track 11.) The Thistle And Shamrock ~ a set of 3 highland schottisches / flings as played by Donegal fiddler Danny O’Donnell

a.) "Polly Put the Kettle On" ~ the first take given here in D is transcribed from his playing… ( G is me having some fun ;-) )

b.) The Bundoran Highland (also known as ~)
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 9th 2004 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3262
https://thesession.org/tunes/3262/comments

c.) "Neil Gow’s Wife"
Key signature: a minor
Submitted on July 17th 2003 by mandozouk.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1828
https://thesession.org/tunes/1828/comments

“Jenny’s Bawbee” / “Polly Put the Kettle On” ~ duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on September 10th 2008 by deeor.
~ /tunes/8901

X: 2
T: Jenny’s Bawbee
T: Polly Put the Kettle On
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Gmaj
B2 cA B<G G2 | cBAG F<D D2 | B2 cA B<GGF | EG FA G4 :|
dedc B<G G2 | cBAG F<D D2 | dedc B<GGF | EG FA G4 :|

Martin Collection No 2: This is a Highland transcribed by Dr Donald Martin Killybegs from the playing of musicians in the South Donegal area. It is one of a series which I hope to upload. The New Row was number 1. Because I have no names for most of them I will use the title “Martin Collection No X” until someone with greater knowledge than I can supply a proper name.

# Posted on September 10th 2008 by deeor

“Jenny’s Bawbee” ~ Nigel Gatherer , notes from previous

Looks like a version of "Jenny’s Bawbee"

X: 3
T: Jenny’s Bawbee
S: Gow’s Repository Part 1
N: Transposed from Dmaj for comparison
N: Parts reversed for comparison
Z: Nigel Gatherer
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Gmaj
|: BGcA BGGB | cEA>G FDDc | BGcA BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
|: d>edc BGGB | cEA>G FDDB | d>edc BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|

# Posted on September 10th 2008 by nigelg

X: 3
T: Jenny’s Bawbee
S: Gow’s Repository Part 1
N: Transposed from Dmaj for comparison
N: Parts in their given order
Z: Nigel Gatherer
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Gmaj
|: d>edc BGGB | cEA>G FDDB | d>edc BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|
|: BGcA BGGB | cEA>G FDDc | BGcA BGGB | E/E/E FD G4 :|

X: 3
T: Jenny’s Bawbee
S: Gow’s Repository Part 1
N: Parts & key signature as given
Z: Nigel Gatherer
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Dmaj
|: a>bag fddf | gBe>d cAAf | a>bag fddf | B/B/B cA d4 :|
|: fdge fddf | gBe>d cAAg | fdge fddf | B/B/B cA d4 :|

Jenny’s Bawbee

Thanks, ceolachan, for presenting this tune is various ways.

From Herd’s Ancient and Modern Scots Songs (1776):

And a’ that e’er my Jenny had,
My Jenny had, my Jenny had,
And a’ that e’er my Jenny had,
Was ae bawbee.

There’s your plack and my plack,
And your plack and my plack,
And my plack and your plack,
And Jenny’s bawbee.

We’ll put it in the pint stoup,
The pint stoup, the pint stoup,
We’ll put it in the pint stoup,
And birl’t a’ three.

A "bawbee" was equivalent to one halfpenny sterling, a "plack" (or "groat"), one farthing sterling; a stoup was a tankard.

Polly Put The Kettle On, X:7

Here is another version of Jenny’s Bawbee from the Athole Collection (1884) in which this tune is listed as a reel.

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Polly Put The Kettle On, X:8

And another version from Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Part 1, 1881, p. 7, again as a reel.

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