Michael Wiggins (2)

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X:1 T:Michael Weggins T:Michael Wiggins [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Graupner - A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions (Boston, c. 1808, No. 7) B: https://www.loc.gov/resource/musm1a1.10079.0/?sp=3&r=-0.037,0.586,1.222,0.7,0 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c|a>ba agf|fed c2c|a>ba agf|bg z z2c| a>ba agf|fed cAB|c>dc cde|gfz z2!fermata!|| d/e/|fdc =Bef|gec ceg|afd =Bgf|egz z2Tg| c'2Tg c'2Tg|c'ge ceg|afd =Bgf|ecz z2!D.C.!||



MICHAEL WIGGINS [2]. Irish, English, American; Jig (6/8 time). F Major (Graupner): G Major (Cahusac): D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Graupner): AABA (Cahusac): AABB. The tune appears in a few American publications of the early 19th century, including Joseph Carr's Carr's Pocket Companion (New York, 1800), George Willig's Willig's Collection of Popular Country Dances, No. 4 (Philadelphia, 1812), Graupner's A Collection of County Dances and Cotillions (Boston, c. 1808), and London publisher John Ball's The Gentleman's Amusement Book 3 (1815). The melody is a different one than "Michael Wiggins in Ireland."


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Printed sources : - William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 25. Carr (Carr's Pocket Companion), 1800; p. 9. Graupner (A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions arranged for the piano forte), Boston, c. 1808; No. 7, p. 3. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 127.






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