New Bumpkin (The)

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NEW BUMPKIN. AKA and see "Honorable Colonel Hamilton's Delight (The)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC'. The melody was originally Joseph Reinagle's "Honorable Colonel Hamilton's Delight (The)," retitled by the Nathaniel Gow as "New Bumpkin" in The beauties of Niel Gow, being a selection of the most favorite tunes from his first, second, and third collections of strathspeys, reels & jigs, chiefly comprising the compositions of Niel Gow and sons, (the dances arranged as medleys), all of which are adapted for the harp, piano-forte, violin & violoncello. Part 1 (Edinburgh, 1819). The 'New' in the title possibly to to differentiate it from the jig "Country Bumpkin."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anonymous (A Companion to the reticule), 1833; p. 30. Gow (Beauties of Niel Gow, Part I), 1819.

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