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X:1 T:Sweet Mally T:Sweet Molly [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, B:vol. 1, 1782, p. 44, no. 125 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:Emin Ee(ef)|e2 dB|defd|eBdA|Beef|e2 dB|ABdF|E/E/E E2:| |:F/F/F (F>E)|DEFA|B/B/B (B>A)|Bdef|dBAF|D>EFA|BdAF E/E/E E2:|]

SWEET MOLLY [2]. AKA – “Sweet Mally.” AKA and see “Bonnet Makers of Dundee (The),” “Burnt Leg (The),” “Corby and the Pyett (The).” Scottish, Reel and Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. James Oswald printed the tune under the “Corby and the Pyett (The)” title in his Caledonian Pocket Companion (1743–48), while Robert Bremner gives it as “Bonnet Makers of Dundee (The)” in his 1757 collection. The tune first appeared under the title “Sweet Mally” in Glasgow musician and publisher James Aird’s first volume of his Selection (1782). It is probably the reel "Sweet Mally" contained in the Gillespie Manuscript of Perth, 1768.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; p. 44. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book: Reels & Rants, Flings & Fancies), 1997; No. 188, p. 44. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880’s; Nos. 125 & 126, p. 15. Wilson (A Companion to the Ballroom), 1816; p. 76.

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