Kiss My Lady (3)

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X:1 % T:Kiss My Lady [3] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Quick Step S: Seth Johnson – Woburn Fife Manuscript (c. 1807-40?, p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|GG/G/ GB|AA/A/ Ac|B/c/d/e/ d/c/B/A/|G/F/G/A/ G/F/E/D/| GG/G/ GB|AA/A/ Ac|B/c/d/B/ e/c/A/F/|GG/G/ G:| |:.G.d B.d/z/|Ge c e/z/|Ac A c/z/|Ad Bd|Gg d B/z/| ce c A z/|B/c/d/B/ e/c/A/F/|GG/G/ G:| |:d3 B/c/|dd dB|c3 A/c/|BB BG| (GF) FA|(BG) G/B/d/g/|ed cB|B2 A:| |:B|cc cA|BB BG|cc cA|BB BG| ee ec|dg ec|B/d/B/G/ A/c/A/F/|GG/G/ G:|]



KISS MY LADY [3]. American, Scottish; Quick Step (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody appears in the 1780-c. 1804 music manuscript collection of John Fife, a fifer who may have lived in Perthshire, or may have made entries while at sea (there are references to battles in Caribbean and the Mediterranean in the ms.). Fife gave the title "Kiss My Lady--A Quick Step." The march is also contained in the Woburn (Mass.) Fife Manuscript, a ms. collection inscribed with the the name Seth Johnson and "Woburn. April 20th day, 1807. I Bought this Book, 5:3." Entries were made between 1807 and as late as 1840. Versions can also be found in the copybooks of American German flute player R.B. Washburn (c. 1816), J. Williams (1799, Salem, N.Y.), and Thomas Molyneaux, a flute-playing ensign in the 6th Regiment in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Molyneaux titled the piece "Chaplain's March" but gave "Kiss My Lady a Quick Step" as an alternate title.

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