Haul Away the Hawser (1)

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HAUL AWAY THE HAWSER [1]. AKA and see "Cuddle into Bosey," "Hawl Away the Hawser," "Hawling the Hawser," "Success to the Coal Trade." English, Air (cut time). English, Reel (cut time). England, Northumberland. A Dorian/Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source William Vickers did not indicate any flats or sharps in his original [1], although the tune plays well with one sharp (key of 'A' dorian ).The tune appears in the c. 1812 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician John Bell [2] (1783-1864). Bell's tune is nearly indentical with Vickers', save that the strains are reversed.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 267.

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