“Jackson and Jane”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
Keywords: horse gambling racing
Found in: Ireland

Description

Jane is Hugh Jackson's grey mare. She is challenged to win the steeplechase cup at Cootehill a third time. The odds were ten to four against her. Half way around the jockey tells her that her opponents "are not yet in view." Jane wins easily.

Notes

Morton-Ulster: The singer tells Morton that "Jackson owned a linen-spinning mill in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, though he doesn't know in what period." - BS

It makes me think of "Creeping Jane," though I'm not sure why. - RBW

References

  1. Morton-Ulster 43, "Jackson and Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2913
  3. BI, MorU043