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WEDDING IN THE WEST, THE. English, Scottish; Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major (perhaps G Minor). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The tune appears in the 1773 William Dixon piping manuscript (Northumberland) as "There was a wedding in the west." Matt Seattle finds alternate titles and cognate tunes as "King of France (The) he Run a Race]]," "Lees of Luncartie," "Lees of Luncarty (The)," "There was a wedding in the west," "When you go to the hill take your gun." "Lady Doll Sinclair", printed in 1757 by Robert Bremner, is a cognate tune, albeit distanced.

Source for notated version: The 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musican William Vickers [Seattle].

Printed sources: Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 146. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 364. Seattle (The Master Piper: Nine Notes that Shook the World), No. 21.

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