Happy Go Lucky
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HAPPY GO LUCKY. Canadian, Reel or Hornpipe. Canada, Cape Breton. C Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A 'double-tonic' tune composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976), according to Cameron. Mark Wilson says it is credited to Northside fiddler Donald MacLean, to whom it is also attributed by Paul Steward Cranford (see "Happy Go Lucky Clog (The)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; p. 18.
Recorded sources: Rounder LP7005, Carl MacKenzie - "Welcome to Your Feet Again" (1976. Appears as first hornpipe of "Robert Cormack, Aberdeen" medley). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Carl MacKenzie (et al) - "The Art of Traditional Fiddle" (2001. Appears as first hornpipe of "Robert Cormack, Aberdeen" medley).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index