Faint an Wearily

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X: 1 % T: Faint and warily %R: march Z: 2018 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> B: John Treat - "Gamut for the Fifes", 1779, p.48 #2 F: https://archive.org/details/GamutFortheFifes N: Bar 14 in the 1st voice is written above the staff; fixed in the ABC. N: Bar 15 in the 2nd voice is missing; copied from bar 11. M: 2/4 L: 1/16 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/JohnTreat/GftF/482_Faint_and_warily.abc K: D % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V: 1 staves=2 |:d6 ed | c2A2B2c2 | d4 g4 | a2g2e2c2 | d6 ed | c2A2B2c2 | .d4 .f4 |.d4 z4 :| |:(a2g2) e4 | a2f2 d4 | e2f2g2f2 | (f2e2) d4 | (a2g2)e2e2 | a2f2 d2d2 | e2f2g2f2 | Hf4 {ef}He4 | d4 (e2d2) | c2A2B2c2 | "?"d4 f4 | (a2g2)e2c2 | d6 ed | c2A2B2c2 | .d4 .f4 | .d4 z4 :| % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V: 2 |:(FG)(FG) (FG)(FG) | (GA)(GA) (GA)(GA) |\ (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (EA)(EA) (EA)(EA) | (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (GA)(GA) (GA)(GA) |\ (GA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) :| |:(c8 | d8) | c2d2e2d2 | d2A2F2A2 |\ c8 | d8 | c2d2e2d2 | Hd4 {cd}Hc4 | (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (GA)(GA) (GA)(GA) |\ (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (EA)(EA) (EA)(EA) | (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | (GA)(GA) (GA)(GA) |\ (FA)(FA) (FA)(FA) | F4 z4 :| % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



FAINT AN WEARILY. English, Air or Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. The melody appears in the 1790 music manuscript collection of fiddler John Fife, compiled perhaps in Perthshire and/or at sea (as there are references to battles in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Oceans), and in an American fife manuscript begun around 1779 by John Treat (although added to in several hands). It was published in London in J. Ball's Gentleman's Amusement Book 3, editions of 1815 and 1830, and on an American song sheet, under the title "The Way Worn Traveller" ("Faint and wearily" being the first line). This latter indicates "Faint and Wearily" was a song from the 3-act musical play The Mountaineers (1793) by George Colman Jr., performed at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket, with music selected and composed by Dr. Arnold (1740-1802).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 31a, p. 9.






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