New Drops of Brandy

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NEW DROPS OF BRANDY. AKA and see "Cummilum," "Drops of Brandy (1), "Hoppity Hoppity." English, Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears under this title in Northumbrian piper John Peacock's c. 1805 publication [1], but is well-known simply as "Drops of Brandy (1)." See also the Irish "Cummilum" which may be an ancestral tune. Carl Hardebeck's "Hoppity Hoppity" is almost an exact copy of Peacock's tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1956; p. 6. Peacock (Peacock’s Tunes), c. 1805/1980; No. 5, p. 2.

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