Fig for a Kiss (2) (A)

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X:1 T:Fig for a Kiss [2], A M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Preston's Selections of Reels & Country Dances, London 1768 Z:Paul Kinder K:Emin E2 B BGE BGE | FAE AFd AFD | EFG ABc BAG | BeB AGF E3 :|| eBe geg bge | dAd fdf afd | eBe geg bge | gfe Be^d e3 | eBe geg bge | dAd fdf afd | e/2f/2gf edc BAG | BeB AGF E3 ||



FIG/FEG FOR A KISS [2], A. AKA and see "Dublin Boys (The)," "Dublin Streets," "Two in a Gig." Scottish, English; Jig (9/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A distanced variant of "Fig for a Kiss (1) (A)." John Glen (1891) states the earliest appearance of the tune in print is in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection (appears as "A Feg for a Kiss"). Bremner's version is identical to that printed by Preston. Kennedy gives the alternate title "Two in a Gig."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - copied from Preston's Selections of Reels and Country Dances (London, 1768) [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 74. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 21, p. 6. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 200.






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