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X:1 T:Legend of the Mascots N:”From the Mascot”. See also “Don’t Come Too Near” M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Allegretto" B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 621) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D2|D3D D2|d2c2B2|(c/A/)E E4-|E2z2 E2|E3E E2|c2c2A2| (B/c/d) d4-|d2 z2 DD|D4 D2|d2c2B2|(c/A/)E E4-|E2z2E2| D2F2B2|F2c2F2|(d/c/)B (B4|B2)z2B2|A2d2d2|D6| d2B2A2|G2 z2 G2|=E2E2E2|A2A2A2|D6-|D4 D2|E4 E2| =E4 E2|(^F2d2)F2|G4 (AB)|c2B2A2|G2F2E2|D4 {F}E2|D4 z2|| K:G D=EG|E3 DEG|B3 DEG|E3 DEG|d3 ^EFd| F3 ^DEc|E3 ^CDc|1(cBAEFE)|D2z:|2 (cBAEF!fermata!d)|G2z||

LEGEND OF THE MASCOTS. French, Air (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part.Boston music publisher Elias Howe indicated the melody was from The Mascot. The tile is from the French three-act comic opera La mascotte (music by Edmond Audran, words by Alfred Duru and Henri Chivot), abouta farm girl who is a "mascotte": someone with the mystic power to bring good luck to all around her, so long as she remains a virgin. It opened in December, 1880, and ran for 301 performances.

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Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 621

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