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X:1 T:Mother Goose M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Graupner - A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions (Boston, c. 1808, No. 4) B:,0.593,1.13,0.647,0 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C G|c2c TcBc|d2g e2c|cBc A2d|B2G GAB| c2c TcBc|d2g e2c|ABc Bgf|e2c c2:| |:c|e2g gfe|f2a agf|e2g gec|Bdd dgf| edc cBA|GEG cde|Afe dgf|e2c c2:|

MOTHER GOOSE. AKA and see "Grandmother's Pet. English, American, Irish; Jig (6/8 time). C Major: G Major (Cahusac). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was printed, along with directions for a country dance, by Boston music publisher G. Graupner in his A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions for the piano forte (c. 1808, No. 4). A version was entered as an untitled jig in Book 3 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). In the late 20th century collector Peter Kennedy printed the exact tune, transposed to 'D', as "Grandmother's Pet."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 23.

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