Wedding Ring (1) (The)
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WEDDING RING , THE. AKA and see "Mrs. Nicol's Fancy." AKA - "Port na Fainne." Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, Howe): AAB (Athole, Fraser, Gow, Kerr, Laybourn). The tune was remodeled by Capt. Simon Fraser: "The Wedding Ring is framed by the editor, from a very imperfect melody, and fancied by the lady whose name it bears, to whom he wishes every connubial comfort" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 100, p. 165. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 317. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 45. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 17, p. 6. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 152. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 182, p. 21. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 3), 1885; p. 196. Manson (Hamilton's Univeral Tune Book, vol. 2), 1853; p. 64. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 72. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 198.