Sheet Music: Pay the Reckoning

TitlePay the Reckoning
Alternate titlesJackson's Bottle of Brandy
Jackson's Jug of Punch
Bobbing for Eels
Fishing for Eels
Sligo Bay
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-05-20
Last updated2023-05-20
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 20 May 2023

Tune of the Day: Pay the Reckoning

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest known appearance of this jig is in a music broadsheet published in Dublin around 1785 by Elizabeth Rhames, under the title “Jackson's Bottle of Punch”. Irish music collector Breandán Breathnach, however, thinks this is unlikely to be a composition of the famous 18th-century gentleman composer Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson. The title “Pay the Reckoning” first occurs in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (1806).