Annotation:Wedding Ring (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Port na Fainne T:Wedding Ring [1] T:Mrs. Nicol's Fancy M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Manson - Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (1853, p. 64) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin A|{A}B2 dA {A}B2 dA|{A}B2 fB AFFA|{A}B2 df bfdB|AdD^F G2G:|| F|DG^FG BGA=F|CF=EF AFFA|DG^FG BGA=F|AdD^F G2 G=f| dgga bgaf|cffg afcf|dgbg fbdB|AdD^F G2G||

WEDDING RING [1], 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).

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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.

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