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X:1 T:Kiss Me Sweetly M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Bremener - A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances (London, 1757, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C g|(a/g/f/e/ c)g egcg|(a/g/f/e/ c)g eddg|(a/g/f/e/ c)g egde|cAGE C/C/C C:| |:F|(EG)(cG) (AG)(cG)|(EG)(cG) dDDF|EGcG EG ga|gede c/c/c c:|]

KISS ME SWEETLY. AKA - "Kiss Her Sweetly (2)." Scottish, Reel. C Major (Bremner, Gow, MacDonald, Mackintosh, Rutherford): G Major (Aird, O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow, Mackintosh): AABB (Aird, Bremner, O'Neill, Rutherford). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection, printed in London. As "Kiss Her Sweetly (2)" it appears in the 1770 music manuscript book of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom unfortunately nothing is known.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 97, p. 34. Bremner (A Collection of Scots Reels and Country Dances), 1757; p. 4. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 4), 1817; p. 32. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 113. Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), 1804; p. 14. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 110, p. 62. David Rutherford (Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), c. 1775; No. 84, p. 42.

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