Sheet Music: Johnny with the Queer Thing

TitleJohnny with the Queer Thing
Alternate titlesSailor on the Rock
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-09-02
Last updated2018-09-02
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Sunday 2 September 2018

Tune of the Day: Johnny with the Queer Thing

Traditional Irish reel

This reel was collected by Chicago Police captain Francis O'Neill around the turn of the 20th Century, and published in his 1903 collection Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies. In his later collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, O'Neill compares the first part of this tune with that of the more famous “The Arkansas Traveler”.