Black Girl is not Cheerful (The)

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X:1 T:Black Girl is not Cheerful, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:John McLachlan - Piper’s Assistant (1854, No. 15, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix B|A<A e2 e>dBg|A<A A2 TB>AGB|A<A e2 e>dBa|ged>B A2A:| g|afg>e a>eef|g>ag>d B>GGg|a>fg>e a>eef|g<ed>B B<AAB| A<aag a>eef|g>ag>d B>AGg|a>fg>e Tf>de<a|g<eg>B B<AA||



BLACK GIRL IS NOT CHEERFUL, THE (Cha n eil fonn aira n ighean duibh). Scottish, Slow Strathspey (cut time). G Minor (Alburger): A Mixolydian (McLachlan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. An anonymous composition from Donald Dow's (1732-1783) Collection of Ancient Scots Music (c. 1776). As "Duchess of Gordon (1) (The) it was published in Niel Gow's First Collection (1784).

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 43, p. 66. McLachlan (The Piper's Assistant), 1854; No. 15, p. 9.

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