Annotation:Miss McNeil’s Fancy

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X:1 T:Miss McNiel's Fancy M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune Q:"Allegro Stacata" C:John Watlen B:John Watlen - The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A [A2e2][A2f2]|e<cB<A|G<B B2|G<B B2| [A2e2][A2f2]|e<cB<A |B>AB>c|A4:| F>c^Ac|F>c^Ac|[F2d2][F2d2]|[F4d4]| E>BGB |E>BGB|[E2c2][E2c2]|[E4c4]|| [A2e2][A2f2]|e<cB<A|G<B B2|G<B B2| [A2e2][A2f2]|e<cB<A|B>AB>c|{Ac}a4||

MISS McNEIL'S FANCY. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was composed by John Watlen and first appears in his The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791), a title that references Edinburgh's Royal Circus, an extension of Phillip Astley's London-based Royal Circus. Five years later the tune was reprinted by Glasgow publisher James Aird, without credit to the source or composer.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 93, p. 37. Watlen (The Celebrated Circus Tunes), 1791; p. 12.

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