I Wish You Wou'd Marry Me Now

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X:1 T:I Wish You would Marry Me now N:”Very Old” M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 5 (1844-45, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin A|(EA)AB c2 ce|dcBA GABG|AE E/E/E c2 ce|dBgB A/A/A A:| B|(Aa)a^g a2 e^f|gedg BGdB|Aaa^g a2 (e^f)|gedB A/A/A (AB)| Aaa^g a2 (e^f)|gedg BGdB|cAdB ec(a^f)|gegB A/A/A A||

I WISH YOU WOU'D MARRY ME NOW. AKA and see “George Carnegie's Strathspey,” “Inverara Rant,” “Marry Me Now,” “Proposal (2)(The).” Scottish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection, although early printings also appears in the (James) Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768) and Preston’s Collection of Scots Reels and Country Dances (1768). O’Neill reprints Preston’s setting, identical to that in the Glen collection. See also the related “Lady Warkworth's Reel (1)” and “Morpeth Lasses.”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Robert Bremner [Moffat].

Printed sources : - Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 58. Cameron (Cameron's Selection of Violin Music), 1859; p. 27. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 23. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 5), 1844-45, p. 16. Moffat (Characteristic Songs and Dances of All Nations), 1901; p. 31. Moffat (Dance Music of the North), 1908; No. 29, p. 12. O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 231.

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