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Tune Req: The Bounty Jumper

GUEST 09 Dec 12 - 07:08 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Bounty Jumper
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 12 - 07:08 AM

Greetings,

I am trying to find the melody for the song "The Bounty Jumper". The song is referenced in Sea Songs and Ballads from Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia, containing the manuscripts of William H. Smith and Fenwick Hatt. The book was edited by Edith Fowke.

The editor cites a reference to the Thomas Raddall, who wrote a short story titled Blind McNair, in which Raddall cites some of the lyrics as part of a "sing-off" in a local forge in the 1870s.

Would anyone know the melody? The version in Blind McNair and cited by Fowke begins ...
"Come all you fine young fellows.
I'm going to sing a song...."

Also I did find a passing reference in The Fiddler's Companion to a tune called The Lake of Coolfin.

"Cazden (et al, 1982) remarks that this tune shows contour and focal points matching his Catskill Mountain (New York) collected 6/8 time "The Bounty Jumper" and relatives. He also prints the title as "Lakes of Col Flynn." Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 417, pgs. 227-228."

Thanks,

Bruce Smith


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