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 Also known as    Bernard's Well, Brikan Shamboe, Briogais, Shammie breeches, Shamboe breeches
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Vickers
 Book/Manuscript title    William Vickers music manuscript collection
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 428
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1770
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BARNARD'S WILL. English, Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major or G Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AABB. Vickers' title, notes Matt Seattle, is probably a corruption of "St. Barnard's Well." The well, according to David Johnson, was on the outskirts of Edinburgh New Town, near the Water of Leith.

Printed sources: Seattle/Vickers (Great Northern Tune Book, part 3), 1987; No. 428. Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 73, p. 224.

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