Annotation:Be Merry and Wise (2)

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X:1 T:Be Merry and Wise [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers music manuscript (Northumberland, 1770) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D/E/F/G/ AD BDAD|FABd B2E2|D/E/F/G/ AD BDAD|cefg Tf2d2:| |:g|fdeA fdeA|FABd B2E2|fdeA fdeA|cefgTf2d2:||

BE MERRY AND WISE [2]. English, Reel. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears unique to Vickers' 1770 collection.

Additional notes
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 Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 225.

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