Jolly Plowman (2)

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X:1 T:Jolly Plowman [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Bremner - Scots Reels (c. 1757) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A d | c(ee)c dcTBA | ce e/e/e a2 ea |Tfefa gbBd | ceaf Te2A :| |: (f/g/) | (a/g/f/e/) ac d>c B(f/g/ | a)fec efge | (a/g/f/e/) (f/e/d/c) dc TB2 | ceAa Te2A :|

JOLLY PLOWMAN [2], THE. AKA - "Jolly Ploughman (The)." Scottish, Reel or Strathspey (whole or cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection. Some forty years later it had been transformed into a strathspey by the Gows.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 89. John Gow (A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels), London, c. 1804; p. 8.

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