Be Merry and Wise (2)
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BE MERRY AND WISE . English, Reel. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears unique to Vickers' 1770 collection.
Source for notated version: the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom, unfortunately, nothing is known [Seattle].
Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 225.