This is an old jig, found in the Canon Goodman Collection of the mid 1800s, Ryans Mammoth Collection in of 1883 and in O’Neills Collection of 1907. It was first recorded on cylinder by piper Patsy Touhy in 1919, and later by Michael Coleman, who played it after The Wandering Minstrel, which is also available to learn here on the website. That was an influential recording as the two tunes are still frequently played together. A Leggin is a form of long boot or shin covering.
It is also sometimes called Fasten the Leg in Her, which is perhaps a reference to horse racing or urging a horse forward.
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