Shuffle and Cut (1)

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X:1 T:Shuffle and Cutt [1] M:9/4 L:1/4 R:Slip Jig S:Walsh, John, The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, 2nd Book, S:London, 1740, p. 14 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D dBG FAF E/F/GE|=cEE E2B AFD|dBG FAF EGE|AFD D2B AFD|| f/g/af e/f/ge B/c/dB|=cEE E2B AFD|f/g/af e/f/ge B/c/dB|AFD D2B AFD|| G2e F2d E3|=cEE E2B AFD|G2e F2d E2B|AFD D2B AFD|] W:Each strain but once



SHUFFLE AND CUT [1] (Cuir tri n-a ceile agus gearr). English, Irish; Country Dance Tune and Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Mixolydian (most versions): D Major (Young). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Cole, Kennedy, Ryan): AABBCC (Howe, O'Flannagan, O'Neill): AABBCCDDEEFF (Young). "An old Irish dance" state the notes in the Elia Howe collections (O'Flannagan, Ryan, Cole), who obtained the melody from “an English work on Dancing, published 1816.” Howe prints the dance instructions with the tune in 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867). O’Neill (1913) mentions that a special dance was performed to this tune, and indeed the title is suggestive of dance figures. However, the provenance of the is not Irish, but English, as it first appears in print in London publisher John Walsh's The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (c. 1735), followed by a printing in John Johnson's Wright's Compleat Collection of celebrated country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1742). Around the same time it was entered with variation sets into Scottish musician and dancing master David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript.

Additional notes

Source for notated version:

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 76. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 85. Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 74, p. 17. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 23. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 997, p. 171 (appears in the ‘Miscellaneous’ section). Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 107.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
See a standard notation transcription of the melody from David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740) [1]



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