Good Morning to Your Night Cap (2)

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GOOD MORNING TO YOUR NIGHT CAP [2]. AKA - "Good morrow to your night cap." AKA and see "Drummer (1) (The)." Scottish, Country Dance Tune. A Minor (Harding's): G Dorian (Alexander): B Minor (Gow). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Alexander): AABB (Gow). The 'B' part is similar to "Good Morning to Your Night Cap (1)." The Gows included the melody in a section of country dances fashionable in Edinburgh in the 1787-88 season. See note for version [1] for explanation of the title. The melody also appears in the John Rook manuscript of 1840 ("Upwards of 1260 Airs...Waverton (Cumbria), written by the selector, for his amusement on the above instruments...").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Alexander (Alexander’s Fifty New Scotch & Irish Reels & Hornpipes), c. 1826; No. 39, p. 18. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 36 (3rd ed.). Hardings All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 25, p. 8.

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