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X:1 T:Don’t Come too Near N:”From the Mascot”. See also “Legend of the Mascots” M:3/4 L:1/8 R:"Allegretto" B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 621) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F2 F>A c>f|d4 d2|d>^c d2G2|d6|C2 C>E G>c|A4 F2| A<G D2G2|C6|F2 F<A c<f|d4 d2|d<^c d2e2|^c6| =c2 c>d c>A|c4 B2|B>A B2E2|F4 c2|f>e fc de|(f>e) fc AF| d2d2e2|f4 c2|g>d ^cd ef|(c>dc) AFA|c2d2 !fermata![e2g2]|f2-f z2z||

DON'T COME TOO NEAR. French, Air (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Boston music publisher Elias Howe indicated the melody was from The Mascot. The tile is from the French three-act comic opera La mascotte (music by Edmond Audran, words by Alfred Duru and Henri Chivot), abouta farm girl who is a "mascotte": someone with the mystic power to bring good luck to all around her, so long as she remains a virgin. It opened in December, 1880, and ran for 301 performances.

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Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882;, p. 621.

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