Crossing the Stream

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 Theme code Index    115 536
 Also known as    Come Over the Stream to Charlie, Come O'er the Stream to Charlie, MacLean's Welcome
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 153, p. 27.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

CROSSING THE STREAM. AKA and see "Come Over the Stream to Charlie," "MacLean's Welcome." Irish, Scottish, English; Air (3/4 time, "playfully"). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Originally a Scottish air, now sometimes employed as a waltz or waltz-country dance. The "Come O'er the Stream to Charlie" title comes from words set to the tune by Scottish poet James Hogg in his Jacobite Relics of Scotland (1821) where it appears under the title "Maclean's Welcome". In his note on the song (p. 301) Hogg says: "The air is beautiful, but the ingenious Captain Frazer has a better set of it in his collection". Charles Gore (Scottish Fiddle Music Index) finds the melody in Gale's Pocket Companion (c.1800).

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 153, p. 27.

T:Come Over the Stream to Charlie
T:Crossing the Stream
S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 153
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
G2|G3B d2|d2B2e2|d2B2g2|d2B2A2|G3 B d2|d2B2 GE|D2 B2A2|G4:|
d2|g3f g2|e3f g2|e2 a3g|(f2d2) d2|g3f g2|e2d2c2|B2A2G2|d4 B2|
c3d c2|B2d2g2|edcBAG|(B2 A2) d2|g3 f e2|d2g2e2|d2g2f2|g4||

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