Annotation:Tell Me what the Fiddle Says

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X: 1 T:I.m.w.t.Fiddle Says JBa.76 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 C:"I am what the Fiddle says"(?) S:Joseph Barnes MS,Carlisle,1762. R:.Country-dance O:England A:Carlisle N:The title, if that is what it is, is written on the stave at the end N:of N:the tune. 2 - not marked as triplets..CGr. Paul suggests that this is N:early text messaging for I Am.. etc as per S.W.A.L.K. H:PR- pipe compatible Z:vmp.C.Graebe. K:D maj %"_time signature given as 6/8.See note re triplets" e>fe>g f>af>a | e>fe>f (dA) d2 | e>fe>g f>af>a |dedc BG B2 :|! |:(3(Bcd) e2 (3(dcB) a2 | (3(Bcd) ed BG B2 |(3(Bcd) e2 (3(dcB) g2 |(3(Bcd) d2 BG B2 :|

'TELL ME WHAT THE FIDDLE SAYS.AKA - "I am what the Fiddle Says." English, Reel (cut time). England: Northumberland, Cumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Tell Me what the Fiddle Says" title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800. Also appearing in Robson's list is the title "Thou and I shall go together, that's what the Fiddle says", although whether this is an extended title, a first line of a song or other association is unknown.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joseph Barnes music manuscript collection (1762, Carlisle, Cumbria) [Offord].

Printed sources : - John Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 40 (as "I.M.W.T. Fiddle Says").

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