Annotation:Grey Daylight (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Grey Day Light [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:John Anderson (p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2 (FD) ADFD|EFED =c2 (ce)|D2 (FD) ADFD|EEdc d2 (df)| D2 (FD) ADFD|E2 (EG) =c2 (ce)|dcBd AGFA|EEdc d2 (df)|| Adfd gefd|efed c3e|Adfd gefd|geaf d2 (df)| Adfd gefd|efed =c3e|dcBd AGFA|Edce d2d2||

GREY DAYLIGHT [1], THE (Maidiunagad Liat). AKA - "Gray Day-Licht." AKA and see "Sterling Castle." Irish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kennedy): AA'B (O'Neill/1850): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Originally Scottish. A tune by this title appears to be similar to the Scots fiddler-composer William Marshall's "Craigellachie Bridge" (some say Marshall's tune is but a 'remodeling' of the older melody). The Scots version was first published under the "Grey Daylight" title by John Anderson, around 1799, although the melody had previously been published as "Mr. Anderson's Strathspey" by Robert Petrie (Second Collection, 1796). See also the related "Fickle Fortune." Donegal fiddler John Doherty's recording labelled "Grey Daylight" is actually the reel "Spey in Spate (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - McNamara [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 59, p. 16. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 127. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1372, p. 256.

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