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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. 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 this one, 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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