Why did You Promise to Marry?

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X:1 T:Why Did You Promise to Marry? M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:William Vickers music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1770) F:http://www.farnearchive.com/detail.asp?id=R0306001 K:D A|d2d ded c2A|d2d def gec|d2d dfd c2A|BGB Bcd ecA:| |:f2d dfd c2A|f2d def gfe|agf ege c2A|BGB Bcd ecA:| |:afd afd c2A|afd afd efg|afd (e/f/g)d c2A|BGB Bcd ecA:|]



WHY DID YOU PROMISE TO MARRY. English, Slip Jig (9/8 time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. See also the related “Astrope Wells the New Way” "Billy O’Rourke," "Irish Merry Making," “Merry Making (2)," "Taflwn Yr Hosan," "We with Fun the Stocking Throw." "Why did You Promise to Marry" is a member of a widely disseminated slip jig family.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Vickers music manuscript collection [1] (1770, Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 238.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall FHR 08, Alistair Anderson "Traditional Tunes" (1976).




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