Proposal (2) (The)
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PROPOSAL , THE. AKA and see “George Carnegie's Strathspey,” “Inverara Rant.” Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Dunlay and Greenberg gave this name to variations of the tune also known as “I Wish You Wou'd Marry Me Now/Marry Me Now,” a four part tune. See also older Northumbrian versions “Lady Warkworth's Reel (1)” and “Morpeth Lasses.”
Source for notated version: Colin Boyd and Mary MacDonald (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Greenberg].
Printed sources: Dunlay and Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 58.
Recorded sources: Celtic CX 001, Decca 14026, Colin Boyd (c. 1936. Unlisted after “Domhnull Tailear”). Marquis ERA 181, David Greenberg - “Bach Meets Cape Breton” (1996. Appears as “Traditional Reel”).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index