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X: 1 T: Button Hole, The M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Aird, vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G f/g/ | aAAd | BG Gf/g/ | aAAB/c/ | d/c/B/A/ Gf/g/ | aAaA | aA Af/g/ | a/g/f/e/ d/e/d/c/ | BGG || B/c/ | d/c/d/f/ ed | cAAc | G/B/d gd | BG GB/c/ | d/^c/e/=f/ ed | cAAf/g/ | a/g/f/e/ d/e/d/c/ | BGG ||



BUTTON HOLE. AKA - "Buttonhole (2) (The)," "Button Hole March (The)." Irish, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The march was entered into several late 18th century and early 19th century fifers' and drummers' manuscript collections,


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the manuscirpts of the 19th century Belfast collector Edward Bunting (1773–1843) [Heymann].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2), 1785; No. 102, p. 37. Heymann (Secrets of the Gaelic Harp), 1988; pp. 114–115. Howe (The Musician's Companion, vol. 2), Boston, 1843/1850; p. 10. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 633. Alvan Robinson (Massachusetts Collection of Martial Musick''''), 1818; p. 43.






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