Jenny Come Tie Me

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X:1 T:Jenny come tye my Cravat M:6/4 L:1/8 Q:"Mod. Quick" N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B:(London, 1740, No. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (F2D2)F2 A4F2|G2E2F2 G4G2|(F2D2)F2 A4A2|(fg a2)f2 d6|| e2|fg a2 f2 g3fe2|(d2B2)g2 f4e2|fg a2 f2 g3fe2|c2A2c2 d4||



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JENNY COME TIE ME. AKA and see "Jenny Come Tie My Cravat (2)," "Scotch Currant (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 or 6/8 time) or Jig. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB: AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHIIJJ (Oswald). Emmerson (1971) finds this tune in Playford's Apollo's Banquet (5th Ed.). The country dance version given by the Northumbrian compiler William Vickers is given as "Jenny come tey mee;" Matt Seattle suggests similarities to "Mr. James Boswell's Jig." The tune was originally a seventeenth century corrant (a lively dance in triple time, from the French courant, running), states Emmerson (1972), entitled "Scotch Currant (The)." It was used for John Wade's song The Scotch Currant; or, The Tying of Johnny's Cravat (c. 1675, directed to be sung to the tune of "Jenny, come the my bonny Cracvat" or "Give me the lass," etc.)


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; p. 146 (appears as "Jenny Come Tie My Cravat"). Emmerson (A Social History of Scottish Dance), 1972; p. 196. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6), 1760; p. 14. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 375. Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 24.






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