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X:1 T:Merry Annie M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young - The Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 12) B:https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/drummond2.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emix A|E TB2A TFDAF|ETB3A eETBA|ETB2A dDTAF|ETB2A TcETBA| dfef dDTAF|ETB2A TcETB:||:e|Tgebf a/g/f/e/ df|Tgebf Tgebf| Tgebf a/g/f/e/ df|Tgebf Tg(f/e/) eB|dfef dD B/A/G/F/|EB B/c/B/A/ BEB:| |:e|EB d/c/B/A/ dDTAF|EB d/c/B/A/ EB d/c/B/A/|EB d/c/B/A/ dD B/A/G/F/|EB B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/| d/c/d/e/ f/e/d/c/ dD B/A/G/F/|EB B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/ B::e|a/g/f/e/ bf a/g/f/e/ df|a/g/f/e/ bf a/g/f/e/ bf| a/g/f/e/ bf a/g/f/e/ df|a/g/f/e/ bf a/g/f/g/ eB|d/c/d/e/ f/e/d/c/ dD B/A/G/F/|EB B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/ B:|]



MERRY ANNIE. Scottish, Reel. E Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 12) in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle, inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." It consists of sections of six measures each, along with several variation sets. Matt Seattle [1] finds the tune cognate with William Vickers' "Scotch Lilt (1)" and Robert Bremner's "Yeil Yeil/Yeal Yeal."


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