New Year's Day (3)

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X:1 T:New Year's Day [3] C:James Hill M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:The c. mid-19th century manuscript of William Hall Lister and Robert Lister, East Bolden, S:Northumberland. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e2 e^d eaga | faga fedc | Bdfe dcBA | GAFG E2 cd | e2 e^d eaga |faga fedc | Bcdf eEFG | (AB).c.d e2 c2 :| |: BA | GABc edBG | ABcd ecAc | cB/c/ ec ed/e/ fd | gf/g/ af ecd^d | e2 ed eaga | faga fedc | Bcde eEFG | ABcd ec A2 :|]



NEW YEAR'S DAY [3]. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A melody composed by the great Tyneside fiddler and composer James Hill, probably written in the mid-18th century. It was included in a manuscript book (c. mid-19th century) of William Hall Lister and Robert Lister [1], East Bolden, Northumberland, who both seem to have contributed pieces to the manuscript and who were probably both fiddlers. See also the nearly identical variant "New Year's Gift."


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