The Frieze Breeches slide

Also known as Cunla, Gallagher’s.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Frieze Breeches has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Frieze Breeches
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D2E F2G A2d cAG|1 A3 BAG AAA ABA:|2 F2A G2E D3 D3||
d2e fed e2d cAG|1 AAA BAG AAA AAA:|2 F2A G2E D3 D2A||
X: 2
T: The Frieze Breeches
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D2E F2G A2d cAG|1A3 BAG AAA ABA:|2F2A G2E D3 D3:||
d2e fed e2d cAG|1AAA BAG AAA AAA:|2F2A G2E D3 D2A:||
X: 3
T: The Frieze Breeches
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:A|D2E F2G| A2d cAG|A3 B2G |ABA A2F|
D2E F2G| A2d cAG|F2A G2E |D3 D3:||
|:d3 f2d| e2d cAG|A3 B2G| ABA A2B|
d2e f2d|e2d cAG|F2A G2E| D3 D2A:||
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

The Frieze Breeches as a Slide

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

Tommy Reck played this. Not sure when it was recorded, but I would think before the Bothy Band.

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This works better

X: 1
T: Frieze Breeches-Single Jig, The
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmix
D2E F2G A2d cAG|1A3 BAG AAA ABA:|2F2A G2E D3 D3:||
d2e fed e2d cAG|1AAA BAG AAA AAA:|2F2A G2E D3 D2A:||

“The Frieze Breeches” / “The Friar’s Britches” / “The Vicar’s Knickers”

X: 3
T: Frieze Breeches, The
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmix
|: 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 :|