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X: 1 T:Sister Sarah. VWMLa.056 R:Jig (mixed) S:Anon. MS, late 18thC, Vaughan Williams Mem. Library N:MS has key signature D (2 #). PJH. O:England;Yorkshire Z:vmp/efdss.Simon Wilson. Reviewed PJH 2008. M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 K:G D|G2d d>cB|(Ac).e e>fg|G2d d>Bd|G2d d>cB| cec BdB|ABA f3|gfe dgG|G2d d2:| M:9/8 |:G2G BAB c2A|G2G BAB c2A|\ G2G BAB c2d|efe A2B c2A:| |:G2g d2B d2B|G2g d2B cBA|\ G2g d2B c2d|efe A2B c2A:|



SISTER SARAH. English, Jig (6/8 and 9/8 time). England; Northumberland, Yorkshire. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. This mixed-time jig is one of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript (the title appears in the surviving index). "Sister Sarah" was also entered into an anonymous late 18th century music manuscript from a Yorkshire musician.

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