Sweets of May - G MajorJig, Slide

Author: Traditional
Origin: Ireland

This three part jig is based on an earlier two-part tune called Follow Me Down To Carlow, which is said to have been been played publicly for the first time in 1580 by the Irish war-pipers of Feagh MacHugh (Fiach McHugh O'Byrne) at the battle of Glenmalure. However, the tune may not be nearly that old, and its first publication was in the mid 19th century. There is an early 19th century dance of the same name from Armagh that is said to have been inspired by the dancing of the fairies on May Eve. The tune is used for the annual Maypole dance in Cambridge NY.

Ref: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Follow_Me_Down_to_Carlow_(2)
Ref: https://thesession.org/tunes/1917
Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Glenmalure