Merrily Danced the Quaker

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 Theme code Index    15L26L 15L6L1
 Also known as    Awkward Recruit (The), Blithe Have I Been, Humors of Last Night (The), Legacy (3) (The), Merrily Danc'd the Quaker's Wife, Nell's Frolic, Nine Inch will Please a Lady, Quaker's Wife, So Merrily Danced the Quakers, Wilke's Wrigle, So Merrily Dances ye Quakers
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland, Ireland
 Genre/Style    English, Irish, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:David Rutherford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Choice Collection of Sixty of the Most Celebrated Country Dances
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1750
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Merrily Dance the Quaker S:Bremners Reels, c 1760 L:1/8 M:6/8 K:G GABD2B|A2G~E2D|GABD2D|E3G3:| |:dcB edc|dcB ABc|dcB efg|~B3d3| dcB gfe|dcBA2A|GABD2D|E3G3:|]

X:1 T:So Merrily Dances ye Quakers M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S: William Clark of Lincoln music manuscript collection (1770, No. 19, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2B D2B|A2 G FED|GAB D2D|E3G3:| dcB edc|dcB ABc|dcB efg|B3d3| dcB efg|f/g/aB A2G|GAB D2 D|E3G3:|]

X:2 T:Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Gow - 2nd Repository (1802) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G ~G>AB D2B|{B}A2G E2D|G>AB D2D|E3G3| ~G>AB D2B|{B}A2 GED|G>AB D2D|E3G3:| |:dcB edc|dcB ABc|dcB efg|B3 (d3| d)cB gfe|dcB {B}A2G|G>AB D2D|E3G3:|

X:1 T:Nell’s Frolic, or T:Merrily Danc’d the Quaker’s Wife T:Awkward Recruit, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig and Country Dance Tune B:Thompson’s Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year B:1805 (London, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d>ef A2f|g2f e2d|d>ef A2A|(B3d3)| d>ef A2f|{a}g2f e2d|d>ef A2A|(B3 d2)d|| d2f a2f|b2g a2f|d2f a2g|(f3 a2)f| b2g efg|a2f d2d|d>ef A2A|(B3 d2)d||

X:3 T:Merrily Danc'd the Quaker's Wife M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Button & Whitaker's Selection of Dances, Reels, Waltzes No. 1 (undated, early 19th S:century) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d>ef A2f|g2f e2d|d>ef A2A|B3 d3| d>ef A2f|g2f e2d|d>ef A2A|B3 d3:| |:d|d2f a2f|b2g a2f|d2f a2g|f3 a2f| b2g efg|a2f d2d|d>ef A2A|B3 d2:|]

X:1 T:Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:John Bell (1783-1864) music manuscript collection (c. 1812, Northumberland) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|GAB D2B|c2B A2G| GAB D2D|E3G2D| GAB D2B|c2B A2G|GAB D2D|E3 G2:| |:B|dcB edc|dcB ABc|dcB efg|B3d3| def gfe|dcB A2G|GAB D2D|E3 G2:|]

X:12 C:Page 06 T:Merrily Dance the Quakers..... MBe.12 A:England;Cumbria;Towcett B:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815 Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012 T:Merrily Dance the Quakers Wife, aka. MBe.12 T:Merrily Kissed the Quakers Wife, aka. MBe.12 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 R: K:G D|GAB D2 B|c2 B A2 G|GAB D2 D|E3 G2:| |:D|G2 B d2 B|e2 c d2 B|G2 B d2 c|B3 d3| e2 c ABc|d2 B GAB|GAB D2 D|E3 G2:|

X:1 T:Merrily Dance the Quaker's Wife M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Patrick McGahon music manuscript collection (1817, No. 3) N:McGahon was a scribe of Irish language literature who lived in N:Dungooley, County Louth, on the Armagh border. He was a N:teacher with The Irish Society in the early 19th century, but little N:else is known about him. A few tunes in the ms. are written in other N:hands. B:Pádraigín Ní UIallacháin – “A Hidden Ulster” (2003, p. 440) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D defA2f|{g}g2f {f}e2d|def A2A|B3e2:| A|d2f a2f|b2ga2f|d2f a2g|(f3a2)d |b2g efg|a3f def|def A2A|B3d3:|

X:35 T:Merrily Dance The Quaker. Roose.0070 T:Merrily Kissed The Quaker's Wife,aka. Roose.0070 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=110 B:John Roose MS, Manchester, 1850 Z:Village Music Project. Steve Mansfield, 2019 K:G GAB D2B | A2G FED | GAB D2D | E3 G3 :| |: dcB edc | dcB ABc | dcB efg | B3 d3 | dcB efg | (f/g/a)!wedge!B A2G | Bcd D2D | E3 G3 :|

X:1 T:Merrily danced the quaker's wife M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G D|GAB D2B|c2B A2D|GAB D2D|E2F G2D| GAB D2B|dcB A2D|GAB D2D|E2F G2D| GAB D17/8B3/4z/8|c2B A2D|GAB D2D|E2FG2D| GAB D2B|dcB A2D|GAB D2D|E2F G2D| G2B d2B|e2cd2B|GAB dcB|A2d d2d| e2c ABc|d2B G2D|GAB D2D|E2F G2D| G2B d2B|e2c d2B|GAB dcB|A2d d2d| e2c ABc|d2B G2D|GAB D2D|E2F G2||