Annotation:Key of the Cellar (1)

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X: 1 T:Key of the Cellar [1]. JJo3.025 Z:vmp.Steve Mansfield 2014 B:J.Johnson Choice Collection Vol 3 1744 M:3/2 L:1/4 Q:1/2=100 W:Each strain is to be played twice over K:Gm BG2 DG2 | BG2 B A/B/c/A/ | BG2 BGB | A F2 B A/B/c/A/ || B/c/d dg B2 | BG2 B A/B/c/A/ | B/c/d dg B2 | AF2 B A/B/c/A/ || B/c/ ddg ^f2 | dg ga ba/g/ | ag/f/ gf/e/ f2 | cf2 F A/B/c/A/ |]

KEY(S) OF THE CELLAR, THE. AKA and see "Come Ye Ower Frae France," "Marchioness of Tweeddale's Delight (The)." Scottish, Country Dance Tune and Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune, in old hornpipe metre, appears in the Bodleian Manuscript (in the Bodleian Library, Oxford), inscribed "A Collection of the Newest Country Dances Performed in Scotland written at Edinburgh by D.A. Young, W.M. 1740." Edinburgh fiddler and writing master Young also included it in his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 90, p. 139). The air "Key to the Cellar" is the vehicle for the political satire song "Cam Ye Ower Frae France(, Cam ye round by London)," and the bawdy Irish ballad "The Rakes of Stoney Batter" (Bruce Olson finds this latter song has a verse which mentions the even older English song and dance tune "Bobbing Joan," and because of this the "Rakes" tune became itself known as "Bobbing Joan" or "Bob and Joan." The "Bob" title and variants even came to replace the original title in some Scottish publications).

See also the closely related "Key of the Cellar (3)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 16, p. 121. Gow (Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1788; p. 30. John Johnson (Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1744; No. 25. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 26.

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