Boll of Bear

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 Theme code Index    
 Also known as    Bowl of Bigg
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
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 History    
 Structure    
 Editor/Compiler    James Gillespie
 Book/Manuscript title    Gillespie Manuscript of Perth
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 98
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1768
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BOLL OF BEAR. AKA and see "Bowl of Bigg." Scottish. The melody appears in the Gillespie Manuscript (1768). 'Boll of Bear' means 'a measure of barley'. The tune is given as "Bowl of Bigg" in William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript collection.


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