Annotation:Duke of Cornwall's Reel

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X:1 T: Duke of Cornwall's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K: D D3 F FEFA | D3 F FE E2 | D3 F FEFA | BdBA F2 EA :|| d2 d2 dAFA | d2 d2 dgfe | d2 d2 dAFA | BdBG F2 F2 :|| afaf gege | fdfd ec A2 | afaf gege | fedc c2 d2 :|| Adfd efge | fdcd ec A2 | Adfd efge | fdAc d2 d2 :||

DUKE OF CORNWALL'S REEL. AKA and see "Opera Reel (1)." English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Well-known under the "Opera Reel" title. The tune appears as "Duke of Cornwall's Reel" in the William Aylemore manuscript of 1796 (W. Wittering, Sussex). There are some similarities in the first strain with the Scottish "Bonny Laddie Highland Fling" or "Katie Will Ye Marry?"

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 35.

Recorded sources : - EFDSS CD13, Katie's Quartet - "Hardcore English" (2007. Various artists). TMM 1912CD, Posh Band - "X-Tradition" (1999). Topic TSCD 752, Posh Band - “Stepping Up: A History of the New Wace of English Country Dance Music” (2004).

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