Bonnie Jean Makis Meikill of Me

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X:1 T:Bonie Jean Makis Meikill of Me M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Lively" B:The Skene Manuscript (1615, No. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D [A,A]BcA|[A,c]ecA|[Dd]efe|[Df]afd|[A,a]baf|efec| [Dd]efe|[Df]afd||A/G/A/B/ c/B/c/d/|e/d/c/B/ c/d/e/c/|d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/| a/g/f/e f/g/a/f/|e/d/e/f/ g/f/e/d/|e/d/c/B/ c/d/e/c/|[Dd]efe|[Df]afd| [A,c]A/B/ c/d/e/f/|g/f/e/d/ ec|[Df]d/e/ f/g/a/b/|a/g/f/e/ f/g/a/f/|b/a/g/f/ g/f/e/d/| e/d/c/B/ c/d/e/c/|d/c/d/e/ [Df]e|f/a/b/a/ [Df]d||

BON(N)IE JEAN MAKIS MEIKILL OF ME. Scottish, Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The title translates as "Bonny Jean makes much of me." The air appears in the Skene Manuscript (for the Mandura) of 1610 (No. 34). The melody is ancestral to "Somebody (1)."

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 2." Saydisc CDSDL 372, Bonnie Shaljean – “Farewell to Lough Neaghe” (recorded 1988). Saydisc CDSDL449, Bonnie Shaljean - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).

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