Bonny Maid (The)

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X:1 % T:Bonny Maid, The M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard - Hill Country Tunes, no. 15 K:D z|F2A2B d3B|ABAF E2D2|F A2B d3B|cdec .d2.f2| F A2B d3B|ABAF E2D2|F A2B d2d2|cdec dz|:fg| a2 af g2 ge|faec dcBA|a2 af g2 ge|faec d2:||



BONNY MAID, THE. Old-Time, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB.

Both the title and first part of this reel have the appearance of being importations from Great Britain. The second part is a common enough strain, compounded of familiar formulae, and one would not be surprised to find it serving as a component part of other tunes. Noticeable in American country dance music is the frequent occurrence of tunes with a good first part joined to a mediocre second strain. sometimes the second strains of such compounds are plainly modern, while the first parts bear clearer marks of antiquity. See note for 'Rocky Mountain Hornpipe' ...[Bayard, 1944].


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "Whistled by F.P. Provance (as he formerly played it on the violin), Point Marion, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1943. Learned from Bill Martin (brother of Emery Martin), a fiddler of Dunbar, Pennsylvania" [Bayard, 1944].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 15.

Recorded sources: -



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