Piper's Fancy (1)

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X:1 T:Piper’s Fancy [1] T:New Rigged Ship, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:D (3A/B/c/|dcd d2f|dcd d2f|ecA Ace|ecA ABc| dcd d2f|dcd d2f|ecA ABc|d3d2:| |:e|aga fga|fba gfe|aga fga|bag a2 (3e/f/g/| agf edc|fed cBA|fga ecA|dBG A2:|



PIPER'S FANCY [1]. AKA and see "New Rigged Ship (1) (The)." Scottish, Englis; Jig (6/8 time). D Major (Raven): A Major (Karpeles). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Raven): AABBA'B' (Karpeles). A 'fancy' is a whim, idea, notion, or inspiration, as in this stanza from Mary Austin's poem "A Pipe of Oaten Straw":

Perhaps no loftier strains the shepherd knew
Than pee-whits calling the young world awake,
Or tranquil music such as hylas make
When jewel weeds drip all with starry dew,
Or cry of weanling lamb and travailing ewe,
Or rattling reeds that in the wind do quake,
Or wild, untutored melodies that brake
Across the piper's fancy while he blew.

See note for "New Rigged Ship (1) (The)" for more on this tune family, with many American versions in duple time.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Karpeles & Schofield (A Selection of 100 English Folk Dance Airs), 1951; p. 8. Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 90, p. 44 (appears as "The New Rigged Ship"). Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 102.






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