Scolding Wife (6)

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X:1 T:Scolding Wife [6] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:The William Sydney Mount music manuscripts (c. 1840’s) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,2 DF EDA,E | F2 DF EDCE | A,DDF EDA,C | EFED CA, A,2 :| |: ABAF GFGE | ABAF GE E2 | ABAF GAGE | EFED C2 A,A, :| |: Addd e2 cA | f2 ed cdec | Addd e2 cA | (3def ed cA A2 :| |:fg | abaf gage | abaf g2 ee | abaf gage | (3def ed cA A2:| |:A,DDD E2 CA, | F2 ED CDEC | A,DDD E2 CA, | (3DEF ED CA, A,2 :|]



SCOLDING WIFE [6]. American (?), Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCB’B’C’C’. From the music manuscripts of Setauket, Long Island, painter and fiddler William Sydney Mount [1] (1807-1868), who indicated he had the tune “From John Allen Cogs, Westport, Conn.” He transcribed it probably in the 1840’s or early 1850’s. The fourth and fifth parts are simply octave variations of earlier parts.

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