Sheet Music: The Tenpenny Bit

TitleThe Tenpenny Bit
Alternate titlesBilly's Awake
Coffee and Tea
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeG4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-11-17
Last updated2018-11-17
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Categories
Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 17 November 2018

Tune of the Day: The Tenpenny Bit

Traditional Irish jig

The oldest appearance of this jig in print is in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903.

From the 16th to the 19th century, “bit” was a common term for a small piece of money, especially the lowest denomination of silver coin.