Welsh Fusiliers (The)

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X:1 T:Welsh Fusilleer’s M:6/8 L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The B:McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 231, p. 275) F: https://rmacd.com/music/macfarlane-manuscript/collection/pdfs/welsh_fusilleer_s.pdf N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:D A|def efg|fag Tf2e|dBB TB2A|dBB TB2A| def efg|fag Tf2e|dAA A2A|dAA A2:| |:f/g/|agf gfe|fed efg|dBB TB2A|dBB B2 f/g/| agf gfe|fed efg|dAA A2A|dAA A2:|]

WELSH/WELCH FUSILEERS. AKA - "Welsh Fusileers." AKA and see "Maid of the Mill." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody (as "Welsh Fusileers") appears in the Bodleian Manuscript (kept in the Bodleian Library, Oxford), inscribed "A Collection of the Newest Country Dances Performed in Scotland written at Edinburgh by D[avid].A. Young, W.M. 1740." Young, an Edinburgh fiddler and writing master, also included "Welsh Fusileers" in his McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, p. 275).

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Printed sources : - Mellor (Welsh Dance Tunes), 1935; p. 17. David Young (A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations, AKA - The McFarlane Manuscript), c. 1741; No. 231, p. 275.

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