She comes from the Lake
X:1 T:She comes from the Lake M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" B:J. Clinton – Gems of Ireland:200 Airs (1841, No. 193, p. 100) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb f>ed|d2B|(G2B)|B2c|d>ef|(gb)B|(c3| c) (f>g)|f>ed|d2B|(G2B)|B2 d/e/|.f(g/f/b/)c/|(d2c)|B3-|B2!Fermata!|| (f/>g/)|_a>gf|g2e|(b2B)|B2 (f/>g/)|_a>gf|(g2e)|c2 (f/>g/)| _a>gf|(g2e)|(b2B)|B2 (d/B/)|G2 (B/>G/)|(F>G).B|(c3|c2)z!D.C.!||
SHE COMES FROM THE LAKE. Irish, Air (3/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears to be unique to Irish-born flute player John Clinton's volume Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs, printed in London in 1841. Clinton (1810-1864) was a teacher at the Royal Conservatory, London, a principal flute at Her Majesty’s Theatre for at least one season (1847 and a member of the Philharmonic Society. He was a well-regarded teacher and composer by his contemporaries, although not of lasting fame. Clinton also sought to improve the instrument.