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X:1 T:Tulip, The M:C| L:1/8 R:March C:James Oswald B:Airs for the Spring (1747) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d>c|{c}B2 B>B B>d Tc>B|{B}A2 A>A A2 B>c|B2 (3dcB A>GA>B|G2 G>G G2:| |:g>f|Te2d4 (3GBd|{d}c2 B>B B2 g>f|Te2 d4 Tc>B|A>GA>B D2 d>c| {c}B2B2 B>gd>B|{B}A2A2 A>Bc>d|e>gd>B A>cB>A|G2 G>G G2:|]

TULIP, THE. AKA and see "Balance the Straw (1)," "Birmingham March," "Captain with His Whiskers (The)," "Captain Money's March," "Chimes," "From the Man I Love," "Give me the girl that's ripe for joy," "Lads a Bunchum (1)." Scottish, March (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by James Oswald and printed in his Airs for the Spring (c. 1747). Several song and dance tunes are descended from Oswald's air, including the Irish anthem "Wearing of the Green" and the morris dance air "Balance the Straw (1)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Moffat (Minstrelsy of Ireland), 1897; Appendix, p. 339.

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