Pivot Brig (The)

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X:1 T:Pivot Brig, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A f | ecA AcA | ecA F2A | EFA ABc | edc B2f | ecA AcA | F2A E2c | d2f ecA | BAA A2 :| |: f | ecA Ace | fde fga | ecA {B}AGA | BGE Ecd | ecA Ace fde fga | edc BAB | cAA A2:|

PIVOT BRIG, THE. AKA and see "Boys of Ballinafad (The)," “Teviot Bridge/Teviot Brig.” Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. William Bradbury Ryan's "Pivot Brig" is a garbled titling of Scottish fiddler-composer Alexander Givan's “Teviot Brig," for which the music is a close, but not identical version. Perhaps the earliest recording of "Pivot..." is from 1904 by violinist Charles D’Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D’Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as “instructor on violin” in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 70. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 102.

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