Birks of Abergeldie (The)

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Birks of Abergeldie (The)

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  1135 1H1H76
 Also known as    Berks of Abergelde (The), Birks of Abergeldy (The), Birks of Aberfeldy, Bonnie Lassie Will You Go, Bonny Lassie Will You Go, Cast a Bell, De'els Dead (The), Abergeldy
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2, 2/4
 History    
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Henry Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 25, p. 11
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1700
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    


Tune annotations

X:1
%
T:Aber Geldy
C:Henry Atkinson's music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1694-95, p. 111)
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
F3G A2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|efga g2a2|
F3G A2 c2|.f2.g2a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4:|
F3G A2f2|c2F2A2f2|c2F2A2f2|dcBA G2A2|
F3G A2f2|c2F2A2 fg|agfd fdcA|G4d4|
F3G A2B2|cA FA cA FA|cA FA cA FA|dcBA GABG|
FEFG AGAB|cAcd cdfg|agfd fdcA|G4 d4||
X:1
%
T:Berks of Abergelde, The
M:C
L:1/8
B:Henry Playford - A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes, (Full of the 
B:Highland Humours) for the violin (London, 1700, No. 25, p. 11)
N:"Most of them being in the Compass of the Flute." 
Z:AK/FIddler's Companion
K:F
F3GA2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|(efg2)c2c2|
F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4||
F3G A2c2|d2G2c2F2|d2G2c2F2|(dc)(BA) G2G2|
F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2c2 (BA)|G4d4||
X:2
%
T:Berks of Abergelde
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Country Dance
B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (1740, p. 42)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
F3G A2c2|f4 e2d2|f4 e2d2|(ef g2) g2a2|
F3G A2c2|f3g a2g2|f2d2 (c2 BA)|G4 d4:|
|:F3G A2c2|c2F2d2F2|c2F2d2F2|dcBA G3G|
F3G A2c2|f3g (ag)(fe)|(fe)(dc) (dc)(BA)|G4 d4:|]
X:3
%
T:Berks of Abergelde
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Country Dance
B:John Walsh - Caledonian Country Dances (c. 1745, p. 83)
N:Published in London in several volumes and editions 1731-c. 1745
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
F>G Ac f2 ed|f2 ed e/f/g cc|F>G Ac f>g ag|fdcA G/G/G d2:|
|:F>G AB cF A/B/c/A/|dF A/B/c/A/ d/c/B/A/ Gd|F>G Ac f>g ag|fd cA G/G/G d2:|]
X:1
%
T:Berks of Abergelde, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Country Dance Tune
B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8 (1760, p. 16)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:F
F>GAc|f2 Ted|f2 Ted|(e/f/g) (f/g/a)|F>GAc|
f>gag|fdTcA|G2d2::F>GAB |cFAF|
cFAF|(d/c/B/A/) GA|F>GAc|f>gag|
fdfA|G2d2::F>GAc|(f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)|
(f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)|(f/a/g/f/) ga|F>GAc|(f/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/e/)|
fdTcA|G2d2::F>G Af|cF (A/B/c/A/)|cF (A/B/c/A/)|
(d/c/B/A/) GA|F>GAc|a>g f/g/a/g/|fdfA|G2d2:|]
X:4
%
T:De'el's Dead, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007
Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
K:F
FG Ac|f2 ed|f2 ed|f2a2|
FG Ac|f>ga>g|fdcA|G2d2:|
|:FGAB|cF (A/B/c/A/)|cF (A/B/c/A/)|d/c/B/A/ G2|
FGAc|f>ga>g|fdcA|G2d2:||
X:5
%
T:The Birk's of Abergeldy
S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.
Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04
N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 18
% Gore's Index gives earliest publication as Neil Stewart's 
% "Collection of the Newst & Best R. or C.D.s for VnÉ." Edinburgh 1761
L:1/8
M:C|
R:Reel
K:F
FGAc f2(fd)|f2(fd) (e/f/g) (f/g/a)|FGAc (f/e/f/g/) (ag)|f(dTcA) G2d2:|
(FGA)f cFAF|cFAc (d/c/B/A/) GA|FGAc fgag|f(dTcA) G2d2 |
(FGA)f cfAf|cfAf (d/c/B/A/) GA|FGAc (f/e/f/g/) ag |f(dTcA) G2d2|]
X:6
%
T:Birks of Abergeldie
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 429, p. 166)
N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland”
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:G
GABd g2 ge|g2 ge g>a g/a/b|GABd g>aba|gedB A2d2:|
|:G>ABg dGBG|dGBd e/d/c/B/ AB|G>ABd g>aba|geTdB A2e2|
G>ABg d>gB>g|d>GB>g e/d/c/B/ AB|G>ABd g>aba|gedB A2e2:|]
X:7
%
T:Birks of Abergeldie, The
M:C
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:J. Anderson - Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances 
B: for the German Flute or Violin (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 13)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:G
GABd g2 (gd)|g2 (gd) agab|GABd gaba|gedB A2e2:||
GABg dGBg|dGBd (e/d/c/B/) (AB)|GABd gaba\gedB A2e2|
GABg dgBg|dBgd (e/d/c/B/) (AB)|GABd gaba|gedB A2e2||
X:8
%
T:Birks of Abergeldy
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection  (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
FGAc ~f2 f>c|~f2 fa gfga|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2:|
FGAd dFAF|cFAc d/c/B/A/ GA|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2|
FGAf cfAf|cfAc d/c/B/A/ GA|FGAc ~fgag|~fdcA G2d2||

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