John Cheap The Chapman reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

John Cheap The Chapman has been added to 1 tune set.

John Cheap The Chapman has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: John Cheap The Chapman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: D2AD FDFd | D2AF ECCE | D2AD FGAF | EcGc ECCE :|
|: DddA FGAF | DddF ECCE |1 DddA FGAF |EGcG ECCE :|2 Ddfd e^cd=B | cGAF ECCE |]
X: 2
T: John Cheap The Chapman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
A|G2dG BGBg|G2dB AFFA|G2dG B>cdB|Afcf AFF:|
A|Ggg>d B>cdB|Ggg>B AFFA|Ggg>d BcdB|Acfc AFFA|
Ggg>d B>cdB|Ggg>B AFFA|Ggbg ^fdg=e|=fcdB AFcA||
X: 3
T: John Cheap The Chapman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
DEEB GEBG | DEBG FFED | DEEB GEBG | FDAG FDDF|
DEEB GEBG | DEBG FFED | DEEB GEBG | FDAG FDA/B/d|
e3B GABG | Eeeg f2ed |e3B GABG |FDAG F2ED|
e3B GABG | Eeeg f2ed |de3 g2fd | egB/c/d g2fd |

Five comments

John Cheap

I’ve known this tune for a number of years and called it John Cheap. All I could find here was a reference to "John Cheap The Chapman" under the comments for:

The West Mabou Reel
https://thesession.org/tunes/7980

A search of the net found it here as:
John Cheap, the Chapman
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/JOHAN_JOHN.htm

It’s in Gm there, but sounds about the same so I logged under
the name John Cheap the Chapman.

There’s also references on the net to a book:
John Cheap
The Chapman’s Library:
The Scottish Chap Literature Of Last Century,Classified, With Life Of Dougal Graham, Comic And Humorous (1877)

So it seems that Chap Literature refers to books which were sold by traveling pedlar’s who were referred to as Chapman.
I assume there’s some relationship between the tune and this book.

Another name for it?

I stumbled onto a very similar, if not the same tune over at:
http://abcnotation.com

The Man with the Money
It’s slightly different and in Em so I think post by that
name here - seems to come from O’Neil’s #1360

Too Hard!

At some point I forgot how the very last part went and started playing something quite
a bit easier (to my ears sufficient), and certainly better than simply botching the tricky bit :-)
I’m not sure that it deserves to live among the settings so I just drop here. The smiley {:-)}
annotation in the notes is fun here, but annoys the abc render-er. Ooops! Its time for Outlander, ken? :-)

X: 1
T: Easy John, The Chapman :-)
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dm
|:D2AD FDFd|D2AF ECCE| D2AD FGAF|EcGc ECCE:|
|:DddA FGAF|DddF ECCE|1 DddA FGAF|EGcG ECCE:|2 :-) DEFD EFGE|FcGF ECCE|]