X:1 % T:May Fly, The M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Anonymous, entered in several hands, signed by C.J. Surtees N:Early 19th century R:Jig K:G d2|gfe dBG|BAG E2D|GAB AFD|GAB Bge| age dBG|BAG E2D|GAB AFD|D2G2G2:| |:d|dBd gfg|ece a2g|fef def|gba gfe| dBd gfg|ece a2g|fef def|(g3 g2):|]
MAY FLY. AKA - "Mayfly." AKA and see "My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (1)," "I'll Get Wedded in My Auld Claes," "Bride Next." English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A jig for a country dance that first appeared under this title in an anonymous early 19th Northumbrian manuscript, with entries in several different hands although signed by one C.J. Surtees. It is a version of a tune also called "Hexham Quadrille," "My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (1)," "I'll Get Wedded in My Auld Claes," and "Bride Next."