Let's be Gay

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X:1 T:Let's be Gay M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddlers' Companion K:G G2Bd g2 dB | g2 dB cAFA | G2 Bd g2 dB | cedc BG G2 :| |: g2 ge a2 af | g2 ge geef | gfge a2 af | gedc BG G2 :|

LET'S BE GAY. American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A variant of venerable "<incipit title="load:perth" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Duke of Perth">Duke of Perth</incipit>," an early 18th century British reel. Musician and researcher Conor Ward finds a cognate tune in Co. Leitrim musician Stephen Grier's c. 1882 manuscript collection under the title "<incipit title="load:room" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/All Round the Room">All Round the Room</incipit>."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 22. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 47.

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X:1 M:C| L:1/8 K:G B|(G/A/B/c/ d)B gBdB|gBdB aAAB|(G/A/B/c/ d)B dBdB|cAdc BG G:|

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