Crossing the Stream
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.
X:1 T:Come Over the Stream to Charlie T:Crossing the Stream M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 153 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G 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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