Beaus of Albany (1)

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X:1 T:Beaus of Albany M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musician’s Companion (1843, p. 69) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C C>C EG|c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/|A/B/A/G/ Aa|(g/e/)c/d/ e/d/d| C>C EG|c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/|A/B/A/G/ A/B/c/A/|G/F/E/D/ E/C/C:| |:g>a g/f/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/d/c/B/|A/B/A/G/ Aa|(g/e/)c/d/ e/d/d| g>a g/f/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/d/c/B/|A/B/A/G/ A/B/c/A/|G/F/E/D/ G/C/C:|]

BEAUS/BEAUX OF ALBANY [1]. AKA and see "Billy in the Lowground (1)," "Bridge's Hornpipe." American, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the 1847 violin tutor of Providence, Rhode Island, violinist, music teacher and dance musician George Saunders. It is seen as a precursor to the old-time tune "Billy in the Lowground (1)," and, in the first strain, a derivative of the Irish "Belles of Tipperary (1)," and the Scottish "Braes of Auchtertyre (1)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Saunders (New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston, 1847; No. 44, p. 61.

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