Small Pin Cushion (The)

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X:1 T:Small Pin Cushion, The T:Haste to the Wedding M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig O:Irish B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760, p. 94) S:Glen manuscripts (p. 189) [1] Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|AFG Aaf|ede fdB|AFA B/c/dF|E2E E2A| AFA Aaf|ede fdB|AFA B/c/dF|D2D D2|| a|afa afa|bgb bgb|afa agf|e2 e e2 f/g/| a3 f3|ede fdB|AFA faf|d2d d2||



SMALL PIN CUSHION, THE. AKA and see "Haste to the Wedding (1)." Scottish, English; Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Small Pin Cushion" is the title for the melody usually known as "Haste to the Wedding," and it is the only version that appears in Scottish collections[1]. The jig came by its more famous "Haste to the Wedding" name when it was used as the vehicle for a song in the pantomime The Elopement, staged in London in 1767. The provenance is unknown, but it appears to have Gaelic origins.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion), 1760, vol. 2, p. 94.

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  1. Samuel Bayard, Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife, 1981.