Man in the Moon (4)

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MAN IN THE MOON [4], THE. English, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. It is not known where source Tester got the tune. All versions are sourced to him. Some see similarities with the morris tune "Maid of the Mill (2)," if the latter is set in 3/4 time.

Source for notated version: anglo concertina player Scan Tester (1887-1972, Sussex), recorded in 1957 by Mervyn Plunkett [Callaghan].

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 85.

Recorded sources: Musical Traditions MTCD333, Scan Tester et al) - "The Birds Upon the Tree" (2004). Topic 12TS455/6, Scan Tester - "I Never Played to Many Posh Dances" (1990). Veteran VTVS03/04, Scan Tester - "I Never Played to Many Posh Dances" (Re-release of 1990 Topic album).




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