Annotation:Steward's Lodge Song

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X:1 T:Steward’s Lodge Song, The M:C| L:1/8 S:Aird, Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix de | f2 (d2d2) D2 | F2 (A2A2) dc | B2A2G2F2 | E2e2 e3f | g2f2e2d2 | cdec A3A | BcdB cdef | f2 d2 d2 :| |: de | f3g g4 | e3f g4 | B2g2f2 ed | cdec A4 | d3c B4 | e3d c4 | a2 gf efge | f2d2d2 :|

STEWARD’S LODGE SONG, THE. AKA and see "Good Advice," "Love and Friendship." Scottish, Air (cut-time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Steward's Lodge is the name of a Freemason's lodge constituted in 1735, which met at Freemasons Tavern, Great Queen Street, London, on Wednesday evenings. Steward's Lodge is a also the name of house which was originally part of the Farmleigh estate, alongside the Phoenix Park in Dublin, sometimes used as a residence by the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland. It was, in the 18th century, owned by the Guinness family. Whether or not either of these are associated with Aird's melody is unknown.

Fr. John Quinn finds the same tune printed by Boston music publisher Elias Howe (under his name and also the pseudonym 'Patrick O'Flannagan') under the title "Love and Friendship." He also finds a cognate version as an untitled tune in the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of fiddler biography:Stephen Grier (1824-1894, Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim). See also note for versions under title "annotation:Good Advice."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 24, p. 9.

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