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X:1 T:Gather and go N:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. N:”Communicated by Mr. Jaffrey Senior” M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Slowly and Distinctly" N:”Old” B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 32) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g|d<BG ~d2e|dBG d2g|e<cA Te2d|ecA ceg| dBA GAB|g(e/f/).g/.e/ dBG|TA>BA A<ag|(e3 g2):| |:e|ddg ddg|ddg dBG|eea e3a|e<ag Te2B| ddg eeg|dge dBe|A>BA dBd|(e3 g2):| |:e|d<B~B d<B~B|d<B~B d<BG|d<B~B d<B~B|B<ag Te2B| d<B~B g(a/g/).f/.e/|dge dBe|A>BA dBd|(e3 g2):| |:G|Ggg gdg|ege dBG|Aaa Taga|{ga}b>ag edB| d<ee ga/g/f/e/|dge dBe|TA>BA dBd|(e3 g2):|]



GATHER AND GO. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler-composer and postmaster from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, included this tune in his 1820 collection. Christie indicated the tune was "Old", and said that it was "communicated" to him by "Mr. Jaffrey Senior." Jaffrey gave several old Aberdeenshire dance tunes to Christie, as identified in the collection, including "Punch is Done (The)", another jig in Christie's collection, and the march "Maggie gae back an' tak' up your Scullie. The name Jaffray/Jaffrey was a fairly common surname in Cuminestown Parish, Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, the home of William Christie, and there is a record of a William Jaffray who was a teacher of music there who was a contemporary of Christie. See also Christie's tune "Mr. Jaffrey's (Junr.) Strathspey," composed for Jaffrey's son.


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes,Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 32.






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