Annotation:Widow's Rant (The)

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{{TuneAnnotation |f_tune_annotation_title='s_Rant_(The) > |f_annotation=WIDOW'S RANT, THE. AKA and see "Cold Winds from Ben Wyvis," "Highlander's March (The)," "I would go quickly," "Newsman (The)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The Widow's Rant" was entered into the music manuscript collections of American musicians Edward Murphy (1790, Newport, R.I.) and Luther Kingsley (1795, Mansfield, Conn.). Later, it was entered into Book 2 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) [[1828-1896), copied from James Aird's 1782 collection. The tune also turns up in one of the turn-of-the-20th century Harding Co. publications (New York) as "Newsman (The)."

See also Francie's O'Neill's cognate jig "Move up to Me", and "Wedding (The)", a jig that is cognate in the first strain. |f_source_for_notated_version= |f_printed_sources=Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 27, p. 10. |f_recorded_sources= |f_see_also_listing= }}