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MARRY ME NOW. AKA and see "George Carnegie's Strathspey," "Inverara Rant," "I Wish You Wou'd Marry Me Now," "Proposal (2) (The)." Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian (Kerr, Athole): A Mixolydian (Dunlay & Greenberg). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Kerr, Athole): AABCCD (Dunlay & Greenberg). The settings in Kerr and Stewart-Robertson's Athole Collection are directly from Robert Bremner's 1757 collection, though it also appears in an early printing in the Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768). The first two parts are played as a separate tune nicknamed "Proposal (2) (The)." See also related Northumbrian versions "Morpeth Lasses" and "Lady Warkworth's Reel (1)."
Source for notated version: Jerry Holland, learned from Dan MacIsaac, whose father played the tune in a four part version (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg].
Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 59. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; Set 9, No. 4, p. 7. Moffat (Dance Music of the North). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 55.
Recorded sources: ACC-49025, Jerry Holland - "A Session with Jerry Holland" (1990). WS 031703, Wendy MacIsaac - "Timeline" (2003).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index