Peacock (3) (The)

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PEACOCK [3], THE. AKA and see "Burns Farewell," "Peacock's Feather (1)." English, March (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Similarities have been noted between "The Peacock (3)" and the English air "Just as the Tide was Flowing" and the Irish melody "Parting Glass (2) (The)." The tune also was entered into the music manuscript collections of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840) and fife player Thomas Nixon (Conn., 1776). Nixon's version is odd, and may be a 'second' or harmony.

T:Peacock [3], The
M: 2/4
S:Thomas Nixon Jr./Joseph Long copybook (c. 1776-78, p. 73)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
c|BGGB|c2d2|eeed|eA Ac|
BGGB|c2d2|ed fe/d/|cA A:|
|:B|ceef|gf ge|efge|a2a2|
aA AB|c2d2|ee fe/d/|cA A2:|]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2), 1785; p. 6, No. 17. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes vol. 4), 1808; p. 161.

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