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X:1 T:Double Kisses M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Bremner - Scots Reels (1757) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C e | c2GE c2de | c2GE dDDe | c2GE cdec | eagf ecc :| (e/f/|g)cge (gcc)(e/f/|g)cge a(dd)(e/f/|g)cge afge | f(aTgf) e(cc) (e/f/)-| gcge g(cc)(e/f/|g)cge a(dd)g | aegd ecdB | A(aTgf) e(cc)||

DOUBLE KISSES. AKA - "Kiss Her Twice." Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection. The reel also appears in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, as "Double Kisses or, Kiss hir Twise." Unfortunately, nothing is known about Vickers. Flute player Thomas Molyneaux (Shelburne, Nova Scotia) also included it in the second of his two music copybooks (c. 1788). There are similarities to "Tartan Plaid (2)" (with parts reversed) in Rev. R. Harrison's (Cumbria) 1815 music manuscript and County Longford fiddler Larry Smyth's c. 1900 music manuscript collections. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 185, p. 69. Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 75. Two New Strathspeys and a Reel, composed by M. Keith, Glasgow, c. 1860, p. 2. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 120. Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), 1804; p. 13. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 66.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 7020, Alex Francis MacKay – "A Lifelong Home" (1997).

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