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LORD SUMMERS REEL. AKA and see "Comely Jane Downing," "Goroum (The)," "Haul Away the Hawser (2)," "Larry Bourn," English, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel has a number of alternate titles in British and Irish tradition.

Source for notated version: The 1800-1802 music manuscript of ship's fiddler William Litten [Huntington]. Little is known about Litten, although he compiled his copybook on his voyage with the British East India Company at the very beginning of the 19th century, sailing to China on a warship. Somehow the manuscript came into possession of a seaman from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., who brought it home to the island with him when he finished his seafaring in the 1830's.

Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 15.

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