You might argue that this tune has already been submitted: https://thesession.org/tunes/34
Though recognisibly an offshoot of The Frieze Breeches / Cúnla / etc the melody is unmistakably a slide not a jig. It deserves its own entry. Besides, no D mixolydian slide had been submitted yet!
Most of you will be familiar with it as it was popularised by the Bothy Band. Did they come up with this version or did they pick it up somewhere?
Tommy Reck played this. Not sure when it was recorded, but I would think before the Bothy Band.
“The Frieze Breeches” / “The Friar’s Britches” / “The Vicar’s Knickers”
T: Frieze Breeches, The
|: A |\
D2 E F2 G A2 d cAG | ABA BAG F2 A GEC |
D2 E F2 G A2 d cAG | F2 A GEC DED D2 :|
|: A |\
d2 e f2 d e2 d cAG | A2 A BAG F2 A GEC |
dAd fed efd cAG | F2 A GEC DED D2 :|
Re: The Frieze Breeches
Breandán Breathnach collected a version of this slide/single jig from piper Seán Potts. Assuming this was the man he dedicated the book to, Seán Potts (1871-1956), he must have collected it before 1956, probably in Dublin. Incidentally Seán hailed from Kiltra in County Wexford, so maybe the tune originated there?? He would also be the grandfather of the late Seán Potts (1930-2014, and formerly with the Chieftains).
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