Joyful Days is Coming

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X:1 T:Joyful Day is Coming M:9/8 L:1/8 S:William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection K:D d3 AcA eAB|e3 AcA BGB:| |:a2e f/g/a/g/ f/e/ aec|a2e f/g/ a/g/f/e/ gdB| a2e f/g/ a/g/f/e/ ecd|fde g2d BGB:|]

JOYFUL DAYS IS COMING. AKA and see "Durham Old Women." English, Jig (9/8 time). England, Northumberland. D Major (Vickers): G Major (Bruce & Stokoe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain is but a fragment. Matt Seattle notes the 2nd strain is perhaps related to "How She’ll Ne’er be Guided", or "Faraway Wedding (1) (The)." See also note for "Durham Old Women."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] [Seattle].

Printed sources : Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 47 (appears as "Durham Old Woman"). Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 404.

Recorded sources: -

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