Annotation:When the King came o'er the water

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X:2 T:When the King came o’er the Water M:C L:1/8 R:Air N:”Slow” S:McGibbon – Scots Tunes, book II, p. 40 (c. 1746) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin "Slow"d3cd2f2 | c>dcA F2(GA) | B2(AG) d2T(cA) |TG3FD2 :| |: G2 | F2(f>g)f3g | (f>gf)d c3f | d2(ga)Tg3a | g>agf d3f | (cd)(fg) {f/g/}a2 g>a |f2 (F>G)A2 (GF) |B2(AG) d2T(cA) |TG3FD4 :|]

WHEN THE KING CAME O'ER THE (BOYNE) WATER(S). AKA and see "Boyne Water (1)," "Cavalcade of the Boyne," "King William's March." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The air dates back at least to the end of the 17th century (see "annotation:Boyne Water (1)" for more). Poet Robert Burns employed the air as the vehicle for his song "Now westlin winds", published in Edinburgh in James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 564. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 5. McGibbon (Scots Tunes, book II), c. 1746; p. 40. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum Book II), 1789; No. 23. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 11), 1760; p. 133.

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