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X:96 C:Page 47 T:Bang Upp. MBe.96 T:Bang Up [1] A:England;Cumbria;Towcett B:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815 Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 R: N:NB-These two notes d notes were written as a crotchet and a dotted crotchet. I have swapped them round. K:D A|d2 d f2 f|a2 a f2 d|g2 e f2 d|cde ABc| d2 d f2 f|a2 a f2 d|g2 e f2 d|cBA d2:| |:A|F2 A E2 A|F2 A d2 c|B2 d A2 d|G2 e cBA| F2 A E2 A|F2 A d2 c|Bcd ABc|"^NB"d3 d2:| |:A|f2 e d2 c|B2 A G2 F|G2 A B2 e|dcB A2 A| f2 e d2 c|B2 A G2 F|G2 B A2 F|GFE D3:|

BANG UP [1]. AKA and see "How Is Your Mother?" Irish, English; Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Joyce): AABBCC (Callaghan). The melody under the "Bang Up" title appears in the 1815 music manuscript of Matthew Betham (Towcett, Cumbria), the c. 1820-1834 music copybook manuscripts of rural labourer and poet John Clare (1793-1864), Helpston, Northamptonshire (No. 78), the large mid-19th century collection of John Roose (Manchester, England), and the 1841 copybook of John Moore, Tyneside Northumberland (No. 90). It was published by Preston (1801). The tune was entered as an untitled jig in Book 3 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). Francis O'Neill printed a two-part version as "How Is Your Mother?" in his Music of Ireland (1903, No. 1829).

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Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 71. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 829, pp. 401-402.

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