Annotation:Cudgel (The)

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X:1 T:Cudgell, The M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 442, p. 172) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GBd gdc B>AB|GBd gdB Tc2 B/A/|GBd g>ag/f/ gdB| c>dc A<=FA Tc2A:||:ded TB.G.G TB.G.G|ded TB.G.G Tc2A| ded TBGG TBGB|cdc (A=F).A Tc2A|ded TBGG TBGG| ded TBGB c2 B/A/|GBd g>ag/f/ gdB|cdc TA=FA c2A:|]

CUDGEL, THE. Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Mulhollan identifies the tune's provenance as 'Irish'. A member of the very large and varied 9/8 time tune family that includes "Cummilum," "Dusty Miller (The)," "Honeymoon (The)," "Mad Moll," "Drops of Brandy (1)," "Yellow Stockings" etc. See notes for "annotation:Mad Moll" and annotation:Cummilum."

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 442, p. 172. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; pp. 41-42.

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