Drunken Drummer (The)

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DRUNKEN DRUMMER, THE. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in the c. 1780-1804 music manuscript collection of fiddler John Fife (as "The Drunken Drummer, a Quickstep"), probably from Perthshire, although he may also have made entries while at sea, as battles in the Caribbean and Mediterranean are mentioned.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), vol. II, 1785; No. 170, p. 63. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 114.

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