Annotation:Michael Turner's No. 3

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MICHAEL TURNER'S NO. 3. AKA - "Micheal Turner's Jig." AKA and see "Month of May (1) (The)." English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Sussex. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Fiddler Michael Turner (1796-1885) was for fifty years a Parish Clerk, Sexton and choir leader of a church in Warnham, Sussex, who left behind some music manuscripts. His gravestone reads:

Michael Turner

His duty done, beneath this stone
Old Michael lies at rest
His rustic rig, his song, his jig
Were ever of the best.
With nodding head the choir he led
That none should start too soon,
The second he sang full true
His viol played the tune
And when at last his age had passed
One hundred-less eleven,
With faithful cling to fiddle string
He sang himself to heaven.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 29, p 17. Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 14, p. 21.

Recorded sources : - DMPCD0203, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Bonnie Kate."

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