Broken Sixpence (The)

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 Theme code Index    1H3 27 1H3 43
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 79
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
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 Score   ()   


BROKEN SIXPENCE, THE. Scotch (?), Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Broken coins were sometimes used as seals for bargains or contracts, especially as love tokens.

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 51. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 79.


X:1
T:Broken Sixpence
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:G
[Bg]d/c/ B/c/d/B/|.Aa/g/ f/d/e/f/|[Bg]d/c/ B/c/d/B/|c/A/d/c/ B/G/.G|
[Bg]d/c/ B/c/d/B/| c/e/a/g/ f/d/e/f/|g/b/f/a/ e/g/d/B/|c/e/A/d/ B/G/.G :|
|: B/c/d/B/ c/d/e/c/|B/d/g/g/ b/a/.a| b/a/g/f/ g/d/B/G/|c/e/d/c/ B/G/.G|
.B(d/^c/d/) .=c/(e/^d/e/)|B(d/^c/d/) c/A/.A|b/g/a/f/ g/d/e/B/ |c/e/d/c/ B/G/.G:||


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