Margaret MacDonald's Delight

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X:1 % T:Margaret MacDonald's Delight T:Margaret's Delight M:C| L:1/8 N:Said to have been composed by Dan R. MacDonald's N:grandfather. Not corroborated. R:Reel K:A |A,2 A,C EA,A,A|c2 Bc BAFB|AFEF A/A/A Af|ecBA BcAF| A,2 A,C EA,A,A|c2 Bc BAFB|AFEF A/A/A Af|ecBd cAAE:| f|ecBc AFEF|A/A/A Aa fefa|ecBA cAAG|AFEC EA,A,:|



MARGARET MACDONALD'S DELIGHT. AKA - "Margaret's Delight," "Mrs. Margaret MacDonald's Delight." A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is said to have been composed by Cape Breton fiddler-composer Dan R. MacDonald's grandfather, but this remains speculative. Paul Cranford [1] notes the tune is very similar to "Alexander MacDonald" (parts reversed) in Gordon MacQaurrie's Cape Breton Collection (1940).

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Recorded sources: - Banff ‎RBS 1248, Joe MacLean - "Joe MacLean and his Old Time Scottish Fiddle" (1977). Celtic CX 48, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "Scottish Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys" (c. 1960).



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