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X:1 T:Holmes's Fancy M:C L:1/8 B:Peacock's Tunes (c. 1805. No. 32) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B|GB/c/ dB ecdB|GB/c/ dB cA (3cde|GB/c/ dB ecdB|(3cde dc BGG:| |:g|fdec dBGg|fdec d2 (3efg|GgAg Bgcg|d>edB G2G:||



HOLMES'S FANCY. English, Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to John Peacock's (c. 1754-1817) collection [1] of tunes for the Northumbrian pipes. Matt Seattle believes this rant may have been a local piper's piece.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Peacock (Peacock's Tunes), c. 1805; p. 13. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 141.

Recorded sources: -Park Records PRKCD90, Kathryn Tickell - Strange but True" (2006).



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