Punch is Done (The)

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X:1 T:Punch is done, The N:William Christie (1778-1849) was a dancing master, fiddler N:postmaster and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Allegretto" N:"Old" N:”Communicated by Mr. Jaffrey Senior.” B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A a/f/|e<cA {G}A>BA |e<cA {G}A>BA|d<B=G ~G>AG|dBA =G2f| e<cA {G}A>BA|e<cA {G}A>BA|{G}A>BA Aaf|ecA A2 a/f/| e<cA {G}A>BA|e<cA {G}A>BA|d<B=G ~G>AG|dBA =G2c/d/| {cd}e2c Td2B|Tc2A TB2G|{G}A>BA A<af|ecA A2||f| e<ae Tg2e|Tf2d Te2c|B>=cB B<=ge|dBA ~=G2f| e<af T=g2e|Tf2d Te2d|~d>ed d=gb|afd ~d2f| e<af T=g2e|Tf2d Te2c|Tf2d Te2c|TB>=cB B<=ge| fdf ece|dBd cAB|{G}A>BA A<af|ecA A2||

PUNCH IS DONE, THE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The Punch is Done" is a jig published in Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, postmaser, fiddler-composer and dancing master William Christie's 1820 collection. Christie notes that the tune was "Old" at the time, and says it was "communicated" to him by "Mr. Jaffrey Senior." "Gather and Go" and "Maggie gae back an' tak' up your Scullie" are 6/8 time march/jigs in Christie's collection that were obtained from Jaffrey Sr. The name Jaffray/Jaffrey was a fairly common surname in Cuminestown Parish, Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, the home of William Christie, and there is a record of a William Jaffray who was a teacher of music there who was a contemporary of Christie. See also Christie's tune "Mr. Jaffrey's (Junr.) Strathspey," composed for Jaffrey's son.=

Additional notes

Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 7.

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