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X:1 T:Major [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Bruce & Stokoe - Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1882) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G dBG g3|dBG GBd|dBG g3|cAF ABc| dBG g3|dBG g3|dBG g3|cAF ABc:| |:dBG dBG|dBG ABc|dBG dBG|cAF ABc| dBG dBG|dBG dBG|edc fed|cAF ABc:|

MAJOR [1], THE. AKA - "Magar." English, Scottish; Jig (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. G Mixolydian (Seattle/Vickers): G Major (Bruce & Stokoe): A Major (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Kerr, Bruce & Stokoe): AABBCCDDEE (Vickers). The tune is similar to the Irish "Mooncoin Jig (The)." See "Major (3) (The)" for a more closely related variant to the Irish tune that predates Vickers' entry.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsey), 1882; p. 178. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 214, p. 25. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 263.

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