New Way of Getting Bairns (The)

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NEW WAY OF GETTING BAIRNS, THE. AKA - "A New Way of Making Bairns." AKA and see "New Way of Wooing," "Open the Door for Three," "Open the Door to Three." English, Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The slip jig was entered into the c. 1790 music manuscript collection of London musician Thomas Hammersley, under the title "New Way of Ye World." "Mode o' Wooing (The)" is barely similar in the first strains, if one compares melodic contour; the second strains are unrelated. "New Way of Wooing" is a similarly-titled melody, albeit most versions are in duple time.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 251.

Recorded sources: EFDSS CD13, Our Northern Branch - "Hardcore English" (2007. Various artists).




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