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X:1 T:Barley Cakes [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Brisk" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760, p. 88) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g|B2G (B/c/dB)|A2F (A/B/cA)|TB2G (B/c/dB)|d3 g3| TB2G (B/c/dB)|A2F (A/B/cA)|(B/c/dB) (A/B/cA)|G3 G2:| |:f|gag fgf|Te2d B3|gag f2g|a3 d3| gag fgf|e2G FED|EFG AGF|G3 G2:| |:g|BBB TB2g|AAA TA2g|BGB dBe|d3 g2d| BBB gdB|AAA acA|(B/c/dB) cAF|(G3 G2):| |:f|gbg faf|ege dBd|gfg efg|a3 d3| gbg faf|efg afd|(e/f/g)e (f/g/a)f|g3 G2:|]

BARLEY CAKES [2]. AKA and see "Barley Sugar." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major or Mixolydian: A Mixolydian (McLachlan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen finds the tune first published in Bremner's 1757 collection. The tune is suggested by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (in RSCDS Book 13) as the accompaniment for the dance Barley Bree, a dance in which one turn last 40 bars rather than the usual 32, the whole dance being four turns long. Northumbrian musician William Vickers entered the tune into his large music manuscript collection as " Barley Sugar<div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/7/q/7q1cae7fjkg9m3yhj5sohd9g078ih0e/7q1cae7f.midi"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/7/q/7q1cae7fjkg9m3yhj5sohd9g078ih0e/7q1cae7f.png" width="521" height="57" alt=" X:1 M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G d|B2G B/c/dB|A2F A/A/cA|B2G B/c/dB|d2g g2d| "/></div> set in major (not mixolydian, a la Gow) mode.

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Printed sources : - Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 68. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 389. Gow (Complete Repository Part 3), 1806; p. 17. John McLachlan ( Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 113, p. 69. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 10), 1760; p. 2 (or Book 2, p. 88, depending on the edition selected).

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