Sheet Music: The Petticoat

TitleThe Petticoat
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-04-08
Last updated2021-04-08
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 8 April 2021

Tune of the Day: The Petticoat

Traditional jig

This catchy jig of unknown provenance appears in the 3rd volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, published in Glasgow in 1788.

It is worth noting that in the 16th to mid-19th centuries the term “petticoat” referred to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bodice or jacket. Unlike more recent versions, these petticoats were not underwear, as they were made to be seen.