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X:1 T:Bob Up Serenely N:”From Olivette” M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:"Allegro" B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 621) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c/B/A/|GB/B/ AG|CC z/c/B/A/|GBAG|c2 c/c/=B/c/|dE/E/ dE| dc z/A/G/A/|BE/E/ B/B/E|c2 z/c/B/A/|Gz/B/ AG|CC zc/B/A/| GBAG|c2 z/c/c/c/|cAcA|cA z/c/c/c/|d=BdB| e2 c/c/c/c/|dd>d d/d/cc>A A/A/|BBe>e |!fermata!f2 z/||

BOB UP SERENELY. English, American; Air (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Boston music publisher Elias Howe recorded the tune was "from Olivette." This refers to the French comic opera Les noces d'Olivette by Edmond Audran, which premiered in 1879. It was adapted in English as Olivette by H.B. Farnie and ran for466 performances at the Strand Theatre inLondon from 1880 to 1881. It opened at the Bijou Opera House in New York City on Christmas Day, December, 1880, and was revived the next Christmas. It's appearance in Howe's Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7(1880-1882) was therefore quite topical.

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Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 621.

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