I couldn’t let this be submitted as Big John’s Hard!!
Published in Hidden Fermanagh and recorded recently by Catherine McEvoy. The unusual second part was probably associated with a set dance of some sort.
Ah, well. I tried. There always has to be one that causes a problem with name conventions. :)
Have this ready for Tuesday, James! And that goes for you too, Colm!
It was first introduced to me by Harry Bradely at the Joe Mooney Summer School…the joke that followed was..
Harry: "I heard it being called John’s Big Hard…..(deliberate pause)…..Jig before…."