William Irwin's Quickstep

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X:47 T:William Irwin's Quickstep. WI.047 M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/2=80 C:by W.Irwin B:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.March O:England A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:D F>G|A^GAB A=GFG|A2d2 f4|gfgA c4|eddf A4| A^GAB A=GFG|A2d2 f4|gfgA e^deA|cBcA d2:| |:f2|g2gf eAce|f2fe dcBA|B2gf edcd|edcB|A2ef| g2gf eAce|f2fe dcBA|B2gf edce|d2D2D2:|



WILLIAM IRWIN'S QUICKSTEP. English, Quickstep or March (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is contained in the c. 1850 music manuscript of Lake District musician William Irwin (No. 47). The first part is cognate with the French-Canadian "Parti de Saratoga," which in turn is linked to the "Saratoga Quadrilles" composed in the first half of the 19th century.

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