18th century Irish fiddle traditional, picked up in America during the Civil War.
Otto Rindlisbacher & Ray Calkins [Sidney Robertson recording in Wisconsin; cigar box fiddle & Paul Bunyan harp version]
Hawkshaw Hawkins [hit C&W]
Tom Anderson & Aly Bain [Shetland fiddlers doing it the traditional way; Topic recording]
Michelle Shocked [as Shaking Hands - Soldier's Joy]
Doc & Dawg [Doc Watson & David Grisman]
Sometimes referred to as The King's Head, for the part where a convict is pardonned for singing this song to the king.