Annotation:Woodford Ship (The)

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X:1 T:Woodford Ship, The S:William Litten's music manuscript 1800-1802 M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air N:Litten is believed to have been a ship's fiddler with the East N:India fleet at the turn of the 19th century. K:Gdor GGG BAG|GGG BAG|GBd dcB|ABG ^FED| GGG BAG|GGG BAG|GBd dcB|AG^F G3!fine!:| ADA ABc|cBA B2G|dBG g2f|_efd cBA| d2d fed|ddd fed|dfa agf|ed^c d3| efg ggg|gfe d2dc|cde eee|edc c2B| Acc ccc|Bdd ddd|def gdc|BAG d _e/d/c/d/!D.C.!||

WOODFORD SHIP, THE. English, Air (6/8 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - William Litten's c. 1800-1802 music manuscript collection [Huntington]. Litten was a ship's fiddler with the East India fleet from 1800-1802. His manuscript came into the possession of a seaman from Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Allen Coffin (b. 1788), who brought it home with him after his own voyages to the East. Where and how he obtained it, or whether Coffin was a musician himself is unknown, and there is scant record of him in Martha's Vineyard.

Printed sources : - Gale Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 43.

Recorded sources: -

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