Belfast Ham

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Belfast Ham

(The Traditional Tune Archive)
 Theme code Index    51H62H 4H1H53
 Also known as    Belfast Jig (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    James S. Kerr
 Book/Manuscript title    Merry Melodies vol. 4
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 196, p. 22
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1880's
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    

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BELFAST HAM. Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A Belfast ham is a lean, smoked bacon from the leg of the pig, so there is no rind or waste.

Printed source: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 4; No. 196, p. 22.

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