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X:1 T:Yacht Club M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|(D/G/).G/.B/ (A/G/).E/.G/|(D/G/).G/.B/ e2|d(g/f/) e/d/c/B/|c/B/c/e/ d/B/A/G/| (D/G/).G/.B/ (A/G/).E/.G/|(D/G/).G/.B/ e2|d(g/f/) e/d/c/B/|d/c/A/B/ G:| |:G|gg/g/ (g/b/).a/.g/|(f/d/).d/.d/ (d>B)|c/B/c/d/ e(c/e/)|(a/g/).f/.e/ d2| .G/(g/f/g/) .e/(g/f/g/)|.d/(g/f/g/) .b/(g/f/g/)|d/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/|GGG:|]

YACHT CLUB. AKA and see "Seaman's Club (The)," "Sherman's Reel." American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (tuning). AABB. Fr. John Quinn finds the same tune earlier in print in collection under the title "Sherman's Reel," composed by George Saunders, “Professor of Music and Dancing,” and a dance fiddler in the Providence area. The reel appears in his New and Scientific Self-Instructing School for the Violin (Providence, R.I., 1847, No. 18, p. 55). The volume was republished by Oliver Ditson in the 1850’s. Francis O'Neill appropriated the tune, set it as a hornpipe, and called it "Seaman's Club (The)" in his Music of Ireland (1903).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 47. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 75.

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