Annotation:Gang to the Kirk

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X:1 T:Gang to the Kirk M:9/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1740, p. 82) Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:D A6 A4 G2F2E2D2|A2B2A2 c4d2 e6| A6 A4G2 F2E2D2|f2e2d2A2 d2c2d6:| |:A2B2A2 f4d2 e2c2A2|A2B2A2 f2g2f2 e6| A2B2A2 f4 d2 e2c2A2|d2A2G2 F4A2 d6:|]

GANG TO THE KIRK. AKA and see "Go to Cow with Me Johnny." English, Country Dance Tune (9/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in John Walsh's The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Third (London, 1749, p. 35). London musician Thomas Hammersley entered it into his 1790 music manuscript copybook under the title "Gang to Ye Coy," and, later in the next century, Manchester, England, musician biography:John Roose copied it as "Go to Cow with Me Johnny."

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Printed sources : - Wright (Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 82.

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