Blue Bells of Challon

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 Theme code Index    1H1H1H7 6671H
 Also known as    Blue Bells of Scotland (1) (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    William Litten
 Book/Manuscript title    William Litten's music manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1802
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLUE BELLS OF CHALLON. AKA and see "Blue Bells of Scotland (1)." English, Air and Dance Tune. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The "Challon" title seems ideosyncratic to ship's fiddler William Litten, who appears to have been a member of the British fleet in the orient around 1802. His music manuscript ended up in the hands of a shipmate, however, and eventually made its way to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Printed source: Huntington (William Litten's), 1977; p 44.

T:The Blue Bells of Challon
(3def|g6 fe|d4 ef g2|b3bc2A2|G4 de f2|g6 fe|
d4 ef g2|b3b c'2 ba|g6 dc|B2G2B2d2|g4 e2 fg|
f2d2e2c2|d6g2|g6 fe|d4 c2 ec|B2 GB c2 BA|G6||

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