Annotation:My Girl is on the Ocean

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X:1 T:My Girl is on the Ocean, or going to America (sic) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Sidney Mount manuscripts, dated Sept. 21st, 1845. N:Mount identifies his source: "From Joseph Duma." Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Edor G/B/E/F/ GF/E/ | F/A/D/E/ F/A/F/D/ | E/F/G/A/ B/A/B/d/ |1 e/c/d/A/ B E/E/ :|2 e/c/d/A/ B ^G/A/ || B/e/e/f/ gf/e/ | d/e/f/g/ a/f/d/f/ | e/B/e/f/ gf/e/ | f/a/g/f/ ee>d | B/e/e/f/ gf/e/ | ^d/e/f/g/ a/f/d/f/ | e/c/B/A/ ^G/A/B/d/ | e/d/c/A/ BE/E/ || P:"variations, A part" e/f/ | g/b/e/f/ gf/e/ | f/a/d/e/ f/a/f/d/ | g/b/e/f/ gf/e/ | f/a/g/f/ (3e/e/ee :| "variations, last measure of B part" e/<c/d/<B/ A/<F/B/<E/ ||

MY GIRL IS ON THE OCEAN. American (?), Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. In the manuscript the tune is headed "My Girl is on the Ocean, or going to America" and "From Joseph Duma." Elsewhere in the manuscript Mount transposed the tune to the key of F Minor on a page dated Sept. 21st, 1845. Source for notated version: the music manuscripts of painter William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), of Setauket, Long Island.

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