Annotation: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), attributed to himself. 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. The melody attained some modern popularity after it was recorded on the Cock and Bull Band’s 1981 release “All Buttoned Up.”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Irwin music manuscript collection (c. 1850, Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria) [Offord].

Printed sources : - John Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 35.

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