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X:1 T:Jolly Robin N:A version of "Sleepy Maggie" M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young - The Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 17) B:https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/drummond2.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin f2 Ba/g/ fBde|Tf2 Ba/f/ eATce|Tf2 Ba/g/ fBde|f/e/f/g/ af eATce:| |:TB2 df BBdf|TB2 df AATce|TB2 df BBde|f/e/f/g/ af eATce:| |:fB a/g/f/e/ fBde|fB a/g/f/e/ aATce|fB a/g/f/e/ fB a/g/f/e/|f/e/f/g/ f/g/a/f/ eATce:| |:B/B/B df Bfdf|B/B/B df AeTce|B/B/B df Bfde|f/e/f/g/ af eATce:| |:f/B/B/B/ a/B/B/B/ fBde|f/B/B/B/ a/B/B/B/ eATce|f/B/B/B/ a/B/B/B/ f/B/B/B/ a/B/B/B/|f/B/B/B/ a/B/B/B/ eATce:| |:B/B/B/B/ df Bfdf|B/B/B/B/ df A/A/A/A/ Tce|B/B/B/B/ df B/B/B/B/ de|f/e/f/g/ af eATce:| |:fB e/f/g/e fBde|fB e/f/g/e/ aATce|fB e/f/g/e/ fB e/f/g/e/|f/e/f/g/ f/g/a/f/ eATce:| |:Bfdf BBdf|Bfdf Aece|Bfdf Bfde|f>gaf eATce:| |:fBaB fBde|fBaB eATce|fBaB fBaB|fBaB eATce:| |:fBd3 aBde|fBdf eATce|fBde aBde|f/e/f/g/ af eATce:|]



JOLLY ROBIN. AKA and see "Lovely Robbie," "Sleepy Maggy/Sleepy Maggie." Scottish, Reel (cut time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHIIJJ. The reel "Jolly Robin" is contained (with variation sets) in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 17), in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle and inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The ms. is sometimes called The Duke of Perth Manuscript from its dedicatee. Young also entered the tune into a subsequent manuscript collection, The MacFarlane Collection (c. 1740, No. 27, p. 54), although under the title "Sleepy Maggie," by which it is much better known in modern times. It also appears as "Sleepy Maggie" in the James Knox Manuscript (c. 1749-1764).


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