Merry Scot (The)

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X:1 T:Merry Scot, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers' music manuscript book (Northumberland, 1770, No. 278) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2 DF Addc|BEEF GABc|dBAF GE g2|fdec Add:| |:f>gaf ec A2|B>cdB AF D2|GABc dBg2|fdec Ad d2:|

MERRY SCOT [1], THE. English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in the music manuscript copy book of musician Thomas Rainstorp, whose copybook is inscribed, "Bought 1747, Cheapside, London."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1770 music manuscript collection [1] of Northumbrian musician William Vickers [Seattle].

Printed sources : - John Johnson (Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol 5), 1750; No. 144. David Rutherford (Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances), London, 1756; p. 16. Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 278. John Walsh (Fourth Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master), 1747; p. 78.

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