Tune of the Day: Murphy's Weather Eye
“Murphy's Weather Eye” was an early-19th-century song. It appeared in print as early as 1832 in Hodgson's National Songster.
Murphy hath a weather eye;
He can tell whene'er he pleases,
If it will be wet or dry,
When 'twill thaw, and when it freezes.
A distanced version of this jig is known to Cape Breton fiddlers under the same title “Murphy's Weather Eye”, but also as "An Inverness Jig", referring to the Canadian county of Inverness, Nova Scotia.