A 6/8 pipe march
played as a jig in Cape Breton's dance tradition. The
original pipe setting had two turns with a 2nd ending.
Modern pipe settings include four turns but the added
final turn hasn't caught on amongst fiddlers. Instead
some play it with three turns ... others repeat the 2nd
for a 4th.
My setting is a
composite gleaned from recordings of fiddlers Raymond
Ellis, Theresa MacLellan and Donald Angus Beaton. The
local title (see footnote), no doubt comes from a lilted
limerick.. Common to all the local jig settings is a
long g natural note, adding a catchy melodic 'hook'which
immediately affects the dancers.