Piper's Whim (1)

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PIPER'S WHIM [1]. AKA and see: "Dunreavy Park," "Here's Good Health to the Piper," "Piper's Fancy (2)," “Piper's Maggot (The).” Scottish, Slip Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “’The Piper's Maggot’, as this old tune was called, first appeared in print in "Rob't Bremner's Collection of Scots Reels and Country Dances, Edinburgh 1758". As the word Maggot which means an odd fancy or whim is obsolete in this age, the change of name is permissible. The tune was printed in Aird's Selections etc., London 1797, and in later publications somewhat varied.” O'Neill gave it a Scottish provenance based on its appearance in Bremner's 1755 collection, but this was predated by its publication in London by John Johnson, in a 1744 collection of country dances (see "Piper's Maggot (The)"); thus its provenance may be English.

Source for notated version: Chicago Police Officer William Walsh [O’Neill].

Printed sources: O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 192.

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