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X:1 T:O but ye be Merry M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:McGlashan - Reels (c. 1786) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix B|e/e/e eg f2 df|e2 ed cAAc|e/e/e eg f2 df|B2 cA BGGB| e/e/e eg f2 df|e2 ed cAAc|d2fd c2ec|B2gd BGG|| B|eAed c2 Ac/d/|eAed cAAc|eAed c2Ac|Bgdg BGGB| eAed c2 Ac/d/|eAed cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG|| B|A/A/A a2 c/c/c a2|A/A/A a2 cAAc|A/A/A a2 c/c/c a2|B/B/B g2 BGGB| A/A/A a2 c/c/c a2|A/A/a a2 cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG|| f/g/|a>bae c2 Af/g/|a>bae cAAf/g/|a>bae c2 Ac|g>agd BGGg| a>bae cAfg|a>bae cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG|| AaAa BaBa|caca cAAB|AaAa caca|Bgdg BGGB| AaAa BaBa|caca cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGGB| A/a/a A/a/a B/a/a B/a/a|c/a/a A/a/a cAAB|A/a/a A/a/a c/a/a c/a/a| B/g/g d/g/g BGGB|A/a/A/a/ A/a/A/a/ B/a/B/a/ B/a/B/a/|c/a/c/a/ c/a/c/a/ cAAB| d/f/d/f/ d/f/d/f/ c/f/c/e/ c/e/c/e/|B/g/B/g/ d/g/d/g/ BGG||

O BUT YE BE MERRY. AKA - "Be Ye Merry." AKA and see "O She's Comical," "Glen Where My Love Is (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): ABCDE (McGlashan). Cranford suggests that McGlashan added the last two strains with violinists in mind, but that the first four strains came from the piping world.

See also the variants "Duntroon Castle" and "Rejected Suitor (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, Book 10, c. 1890's, No. 12, p. 8 [1]. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 9. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 77 [2].

See also listing at :
See Paul Cranford's standard notation setting and notes [3]

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