Canteen Call (The)

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X:1 T:Canteen Call, The M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D | GB AG | d2 B>d | ed cB | A/G/A/B/ AD | GB AG | d2 B>d | e>d c/d/e/c/ | d3 :| |: d | ec A(B/c/) | dB GA/B/ | cB AG | A/G/A/B/ AB/c/ | d/c/B/c/ d(e/d/) | c/B/A/B/ cd/c/ | B/A/G/A/ BA | G3 :||



CANTEEN CALL, THE. AKA and see "French Taptoo," "Old Drummer's Delight." English, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Elias Howe (c. 1867) categorizes the tune among the 'songs' section. It was printed by James Aird in 1785 as "French Taptoo." Howe also gives "Old Drummer's Delight" as an alternate title. It is derived from the Bourree in George Frideric Handel's Water Music Suite 2, composed in 1717, which appears in Neil Stewart's “Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, Jiggs & Marches” (1784, No. 41, p. 19) as "Air by Mr. Handel".


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Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 45. Howe (Musician's Omnibus, No. 1), 1864; p. 158.






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