Annotation:Will You Take a Flutter?

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X:1 T:Will You Take a Flutter? M:C L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" R:Hornipe B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 76, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A.F.F.F Ac z2|d.G.G.A (Bc/B/) AB|cFFF Ac z2|dGGA B2:|| (c>B)|A>c(fe) dcBA|Gg(g>f) e2de|fc(B>A)(dc)BA|(BA)GF EG(d>c)| cFFF Ac z2|dGGA (Bc/B/) AB|cFFF Ac z2|dGGA B2z2||

WILL YOU TAKE A FLUTTER? AKA and see "Will You Take a Titther?." Irish, Hornpipe, Air (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was employed by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931) as the air for his popular song "Trottin' to the Fair," published in "Irish Poems of Alfred Perceval Graves" in his book Countryside Songs, and Songs and Ballads (1908). It begins:

Trottin' to the fair,
Me and Molly Maloney,
Seated, I declare,
On a single pony.
How am I to know that
Molly's safe behind,
WIth our heads in, oh! that
Awkward way inclined?
By her gentle breathin'
Whisper'd past my ear,
And her white arms wreathin'
Warm around me here.

The melody was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1].

Additional notes

Printed sources : - R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 76, p. 30.

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