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Twin Sisters (5)AKA ‑ "Farewell to Whiskey [1]."<st1:place>New England</st1:place>, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This tune, better known under the alternate title, was linked with a dance of the the 'Twin Sister' name in<st1:place>New England</st1:place>, and hence perhaps the multiplicity of titles. "It is possible that this dance comes from 'The Twins', and English country dance found in Playford'sDanceing Master, published in 1707. The melody is probably derived fron Niel Gow's old Irish [! its Scots. ed.] tune, 'Farewell to Whiskey.' The dance probably takes its name from the method of execution (a double bladed axe?) {Linscott, 1939}."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Source for notated version: Harry Brigham (Marlboro,<st1:state><st1:place>Mass.</st1:place></st1:state>) [Linscott].

Printed sources : - Linscott (Folk Songs of Old<st1:place>New England</st1:place>), 1939; p. 115.






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