Bonny Light Horseman (The)

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Bonny Light Horseman (The)

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 Theme code Index   113 213
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Ireland
 Genre/Style    English, Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 History    IRELAND(Leinster)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Charles Villiers Stanford
 Book/Manuscript title    Complete Collection of Petrie's Irish Airs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 779, p. 195
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1905
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    



X:1 T:Retreat, A T:Bonnie Light Horseman, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Retreat March S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 11, p. 2) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: https://www.cdss.org/elibrary/Easmes/Index.htm Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G Bd|e2 efgf|e2 d2 cB|c2 cded|c2 B2 Bd| e2 efgf|ed B2 GB|AG E2E2| E4:| |:BA|G2G2 GA/B/|A2 G2 AB|c2 cded|c2B2 Bd| e2 efgf|ed B2 GB|AG E2E2|E4:|]


X:1 T:Bonny light horseman, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" N:"County Wexford" S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 779 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F A>G | F2 F>G AF | G2F2 A>B| c2 dc B>A | A2G2 A>G | F2 F>G AF | G2F2 A>B | c2 dc BA | {A}G4 || cd/e/ | f2 d>e fe | e2c2 cd/e/ | f2 df ed | c4 de | f2 d>e fd | c2A2 A>G | F2A2c2 | B2A2G2 | F2 F>G AF | G2F2 AB | c2 dc BA | G2F2 cd/e/ | f2d2 fd | c2A2c2 | B2A2G2 | F4 ||