Christmas Comes but once a Year

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X:93 T:Christmas Comes But Once A Year. WI.093 T:Greensleeves. WI.093 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 C:"Old English Dance" B:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Jig O:England A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:Bb A|B2B Bcd|cAF FGA|B2G GAB|A^FD D2A| B2B Bcd|cAF FGA|BAG AG^F|G3-G2:| |:d/e/|f2f fed|cAF F2f|g2g bag|^fdd d2=e| fgf fed cAF FGA|BAG AG^F|G3-G2:|



CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR. AKA and see "Greensleeves (4)," "I'm a Silly Old Man." English, Air (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was entered into one of the music copybooks (c. 1850) of Lake District musician William Irwin.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Howe (Musician's Omnibus, No. 3), c. 1865; p. 234. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 161. Westrop (120 Country Dances, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Spanish Waltz etc. for the Violin), c. 1923; No. 118.

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