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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 "Duke of Perth," 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 "All Round the Room."

Additional notes

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

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