Annotation:Drunken Drummer (The)

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X:1 T:Drunken Drummer, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d | BAG G2D | GAG B2d | BAG G2D | EFE E2d | BAG G2D | GAG Bcd | efg dBG | !trill!A3 G2 :| |: A | Bcd ded | ded dec | Bcd def | gdB A2G | Bcd ded | ded def | gdB dBG | A3 G2 :||

DRUNKEN DRUMMER, THE. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in the c. 1780-1804 music manuscript collection of British army fifer biography:John Buttery (as "The Drunken Drummer, a Quickstep"), originally from Lincolnshire, who served twenty years or more at the beginning of the 19th century. In later years Buttery emigrated to Ontario, Canada, bringing his music manuscript with him.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The Northumbrian small-pipe music manuscript of the Crawhall family [Sharp].

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. Sharp (The Sword Dances of Northern England vol. 3), 1913; p. 22.

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