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 Theme code Index    3564 351H2H, 3564 353H4H
 Also known as    Bess Bell, Bessie Bell, Bessy Bell, Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    6/8
 History    
 Structure    AB, AABB, AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Henry Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 20, p. 8
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1700
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X:1 T:Bess-Bell M:6/4 L:1/8 B:Henry Playford - A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes, (Full of the B:Highland Humours) for the violin (London, 1700, No. 20, p. 8) N:"Most of them being in the Compass of the Flute." Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:D (F2G2A2) A4d2|B3A BA G4 G2|F2(G2A2) A3BA2|f6a6| (F2G2A2) A4d2|B3A BA G3f g2|a2 bagf g2 agfe|d6 f4|| fg|a2f2d2 a2f2d2|g2e2_c2 g2e2_c2|a2f2d2 a2f2d2|f6 a4 fg| agfe d2 agfe d2|gfed _c2 gfed _c2|a2 bagf g2 agfe|d6 f4||

X:2 T:A curse attend that woman's love N:to the tune "O Bessy Bell &c." M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:John Gay - The Beggar's Opera (1729, Air XLIX) K:D D|FG A AB =c|BA B G2 G|FG A AB A|f3 g2 f/g/| aA A AB =c|BA G g2 f/g/|ag f ed ^c|d3 f2:| |:f/g/|af d fa f|ec e g2 f/g/|af d fa d|f3 g2 f/g/| af d fa f|ec e g2 f/e/|ag f ed c|d3 f2:|]

X:2 T:Bessy Bell M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance, Jig B: Wright's Compleat Collection of celebrated country Dances (1740, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|F>GA ABc|B>AB G2G|FGA AFD|f3 g3| aAA ABc|BAG g2 f/g/|agf edc|d3 f2|| f/g/|afd faf|ece efg|afd faf|e3 g2 f/g/| afd faf|ece efg|agf edc|d3 f2||

X:3 T:Bessy Bell M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:John Walsh - Caledonian Country Dances (c. 1745, p. 28) N:Published in several volumes and different editions, 1731-c. 1745) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix A|FGA ABc|B>AB G2G|FGA A>BA|f3 Tg2 f/g/| aAA ABc| BAG Tg2 f/g/|agf ed^c|d3 f3:| |:f/g/|afd faf|e^ce efg|afd d>ed|f3 Tg2 f/g/| afd faf|e^ce efg|agf ed^c|d3 f2:|]

X:1 T:Bessy Bell M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Brisk" B:Oswald - Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 3 (1760, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|TF>GA AB=c|TBAB G2G|F>GA AFA|f3 T(g2 f/g/)| aAA AB=c|BAG g2 (f/g/)|agf gfe|d3 {de}f2:| |:(f/g/)|afd (f/g/a)f|e=ce g2 (f/g/)|afd d>ed|f3 Tg2(f/g/)| (a/g/f/e/d) faf|ge=c efg|a>gf gfe|d3 {de}f2:| P:"Variation" A|F>GA AB=c|(B/=c/d)B (G/A/)BG|(F>E)D AFA|f3 Tg2 f/g/| Afd AB=c|(B/=c/d)G g(e/f/g/e/)|af/g/a/f/ ge^c|d3 d2:| |:(f/g/)|(a/g/f/g/)a F2a|g/f/e/f/g E2g|a/g/f/e/f Ade|f3 Tg2 (f/g/)| (a/g/f/g/)a Faf|(g/f/e/f/)g Ege|(f/g/)af ea^c|d3 D2:| |:A|(F/G/)AA (F/G/)AA|(G/A/)BB (G/A/)BB|(F/G/)AD FAd|Tf3 Tg3| (f/g/)aA (B/c/)dF|GBE (g/a/b)e|f/g/ad eA^c|d3 d2:| |:(f/g/)|(a/g/f/e/)d afd'|(g/f/e/d/)=c gec'|(a/g/f/e/)d (a/g/f/e/)d|Tf3 g2(f/g/)| a/g/f/e/d (d'/c'/b/a/g/f/)|(g/f/e/d/)=c ) (=c'/b/a/g/f/e/)|fad eA^c|d3 D2:|]

X:4 T:Bessie Bell M:6/8 L:1/8 S:McGibbon - Scots Tunes, book III, p. 73 (c. 1762) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A | TF>GA AB=c | B>AB G2G | F>GA/B/ AFD | f3 T(g2f/g/) | aAA AB=c | BAG T(g2f/g/) | agf gfe | d3f2 :| |: (f/g/) | afd (f/g/a)f | ge=c T(g2f/g/) |(a/g/f/e/d) d>ed |f3 T(g2 f/g/)| (a/g/f/e/d) faf | e=ce T(g2f/g/) | agf gfe | d3f2 :| |: A | F>GA AB=c | B/=c/d/c/B/A/ G2G | F>GA/B/ A/G/F/E/F/D/ | f3 T(g2f/g/) | aAA A/B/=c/A/B/c/ | B/=c/B/A/B/G/ g/f/g/a/f/g/ | a/g/f/a/g/f/ g/f/e/g/f/e/ | dAF D2 :| |: f/g/ | a/g/f/e/f/d/ f/e/f/g/a/f/ | g/f/e/d/e/=c/ e/f/g/e/f/g/ | a/g/f/e/f/d/ f/e/f/g/a/g/ | Tf3 T(g2f/g/) | a/g/f/e/f/d/ f/e/f/g/a/f/ | e/d/=c/d/e/c/ g/f/g/a/f/g/ | a/g/f/a/g/f/ g/f/e/g/f/e/ | dBF [D2A2f2] z :||

X:3 T:Bessy Bell and Mary Gray L:1/8 M:6/8 B:McGlashan - Collection of Scots Measures (177?, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix A|F>GA ABc|B>AB G2G|F>GA A>BA|d3 (g2f/g/)| aAA ABc|BAG g2 f/g/|agf gfe|d3f2:| |:f/g/|afd dfd|gec efg|a/g/f/e/d d>fd|f3 (g2f/g/)| afd faf|gec efg|agf gfe|d3f2||

X:1 T:Bessie Bell and Mary Gray M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 646) B: http://ks4.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/c/c7/IMSLP601433-PMLP562790-ONeill_Rare_Medium_M40_M8_v6.7_text.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix A|(F>G)A ABc|TBAB G2G|FGA ABA|d3 Tf2g| aAA ABc|TBAG g2f/g/|agf gfe|d3 D2:| |:f/g/|afd fga|gec efg|afd ded|Tf3 g>ab| afd fga|gfc efg|agf gfe|d3 D2:|