Annotation:Nightingale (4) (The)

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X:1 T:Nightingale [4], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3 (c. 1880's, No. 263) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G2D G2B|d2g d2B|c2A B2G|AFD D3| G2D G2B|d2g d2B|AcB cAF|G3 G3:| |:d2g d2B|c2e c2A|B2d B2G|AFD D3| d2g d2B|c2e c2B|AcB cAF|G3 G3:|]

NIGHTINGALE [4], THE. English, Scottish; Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This old air about the British Isles nightingale is sometimes claimed as Scottish, but according to Chappell (1859) it is of English origin, and indeed, it sounds English. The nightingale, a small and rather drab migratory thrush, was prized for its melodious bird-song, and thus the subject of many songs and tune titles.

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Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 263, p. 29.

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