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 Theme code Index    5555 4444
 Also known as    Oc on cad e do tarlad, Johnny's So Long at the Fair (1)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States
 Genre/Style    Contra, English, Irish, Morris, Scottish, Stage
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Jig/Quadrille, March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    USA(New England), CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB, AABB, AA'BB, AA'BB', AABBCCDDEE'
 Editor/Compiler    James Aird
 Book/Manuscript title    Selection of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 4
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 15, p. 6
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1796
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:O dear what can the matter be M:G L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, B:vol. 4 (1796, No. 15, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d3 d3|dBg dBG|c3 c3|cAB cBA| d3 d3|dBg dBG|EGc BcA|1G3 z3:|2G3 z2|| |:d|dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA| dBc dBc|dBg dBG|EGc BcA|G3 z2:|]

X:1 T:Oh Dear what can the matter be M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Thomas Sands' MS, TS. 003, 1810, Lincolnshire R:glee O:Lincolnshire Z:vmp.Ruairidh Greig, 2011 K:G d3d3|dBg dBG|c3c3|cAB cBA|! d3d3|dBg dBG|EAc BcA|G3G3:|! |:dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA|! dBc dBc|dBg dBG|EAc BcA|G3G3:|]

X: 1 T:O Dear, What Can The Matter Be R:jig S:Rev. R. Harrison's MS, RH. 487, c 1815, Cumbria O:England A:Temple Sowerby,Cumbria Z:vmp.Simon Wilson. Review PJH, 2008. M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Bb c3c3|cAf cAF|B3B3|BGA BAG| c3c3|cAf cAF|DFB A>BG|1F3 F3:|2F3 F2:|! |:F|cAB cAB|cAf cAF|BGA BGA|BGA BAG| cAB cAB|cAf cAF|DFB A>BG|F3 F2:|]

X:1 T:O Dear what can the Matter Be, with Variations M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Slow” B:John Hall – “A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs” (c. 1818, p. 17) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104981834 N:”Printed and sold by John Hall, at his Music Room.” N:Hall (1788-1862) was a music teacher in Ayr, Scotland. His dancing master’s ‘kit’ N:(a small fiddle) used in his dancing lessons, is still preserved. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G z|[G3B3de][G3B3d3]|dBg dBG|[F3A3c3][F3A3c3]|[Ac][FA][GB] [Ac][GB][FA]| [G3B3de][G3B3d3]|dBg dBG| dBg dBG|EGc BcA |G3 G2::B/c/|[Bd][GB][Ac] [Bd][GB][Ac]|[Bd][GB][Bg] [Bd]BG|[Ac][FA][GB] [Ac][FA][GB] | [Ac][FA][GB] [Ac][GB][FA]|[Bd][GB][Ac] [Bd][GB][Ac]|[Bd][GB][Bg] [Bd]BG|EGc BcA|G3 A2!fermata!:| P:"Var. 1st" (G/4A/4B/4c/4)|[G2B2d2] (G/4A/4B/4c/4) [G2B2d2] (G/4A/4B/4c/4)|(3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3g/ag/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3G/A/G/|[F2A2c2] (D/8E/8F/8G/8A/4B/4) [F2A2c2] (D/8E/8F/8G/8A/4B/4)| (3c/d/c/ (3A/B/A/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3B/c/B/ (3A/B/A/|[G2B2d2] (G/4A/4B/4c/4) [G2B2d2] (G/4A/4B/4c/4)|(3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3g/a/g/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3G/A/G/| (3E/F/E/ (3c/d/c/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3A/B/A/ (3F/G/F/|(3G/A/G/ (3D/E/D/ (3B,/C/B,/ G,z::(G/4A/4B/4c/4)|(3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/| (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3g/a/g/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3G/A/G/|(3c/d/c/ (3A/B/A/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3B/c/B/ (3A/B/A/|(3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/| (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (4g/a/g/ (3d/e/d/ (3B/c/B/ (3G/A/G/|(3E/F/E/ (3c/d/c/ (3B/c/B/ (3c/d/c/ (3A/B/A/ (3F/G/F/|(3G/A/G/ (3D/E/D/ (3B,/C/B,/ G,z:| P:"Var. 2nd" B/c/|d/B/G/B/D/G/ B,/D/G,/B,/D/G/|B/G/d/B/ g/d/ b/g/d'/b/a/g/|c/A/F/A/D/F/ A,/D/F/D/A/F/|c/A/f/c/a/f/ c’/a/f/d/c/A/| d/B/G/B/D/G/ B,/D/G,/B,/D/G/|B/G/d/B/g/d/ b/g/d'/b/a/g/|c/A/F/A/D/F/ A,/D/F/A/c/f/|(a/g/)(d/g/)B/d/ G2:| |:B/c/|d/g/B/d/c/e/ d/g/B/d/c/e/|d/g/B/d/c/e/ d/g/b/d'/b/g/|c/a/A/c/B/d/ c/a/A/c/B/d/|c/a/A/c/B/d/ c/f/a/c'/a/f/| d/g/B/d/c/e/ d/g/B/d/c/e/|d/g/B/d/c/e/ d/g/b/d'/b/g/|e/c'/d/b/c/a/ B/g/c/a/A/f/|(a/g/)(d/g/)B/d/ G2:| P":Var. 3rd" b/c'/|(3d'/b/g/ (3b/g/d/ (3g/d/B/ (3d/B/G/ (3B/G/D/ (3G/D/B/|(3G/B/D/ (3G/B/d/ (3g/b/d'/ (3g'/f'/e'/ (3d'/e'/f'/ (3g'/d'/b/|(3c'/a/f/ (3a/f/c/ (3f/c/A/ (3c/A/f/ (3A/F/D/ (3F/D/A/| (3D/A/F/ (3D/F/A/ (3c/A/f/ (3c/a/f/ (3c'/a/f/ (3d/c/A/|(3d'/b/g/ (3b/g/d/ (3g/d/B/ (3d/B/G/ (3B/G/d/ (3G/D/B/| (3G/B/d/ (3G/B/d/ (3g/b/d'/ (3g'/f'/e'/ (3d'/e'/f'/ (3g'/d'/b/|(3e/d'/b/ (3a/e'/d'/ (3a/f/d/ (3A/d/A/ (3f/d/a/ (3g/B/g/ (3d/B/d/ (3g/d/g/ (3b/g/b/ (3d'/b/d'/ g':| P:"8v.a" B/c/|(3d/e/d/ B/G/c/e/ (3d/e/d/ B/G/c/e/|(3d/e/d/ B/G/g/e/ d/e/d/c/B/d/|(3c/d/c/ A/F/A/B/ (3c/d/c/ A/F/A/B/| (3c/d/c/ A/F/A/B/ (c/4d/4e/4d/4) (c/4d/4B/4c/4) A|(3d/e/d/ B/d/c/e/ (3d/e/d/ B/d/c/e/|(3d/e/d/ B/G/g/e/ d/e/c/d/B|Eed cBA|g/g/d/g/B/d/ G2!D.C.!:|

X: 1 T:What Can The Matter Be T:Oh,Dear, What Can The... M:6/8 L:1/8 S:James Winder Ms, JaW. 293, Lancashire, 1835-41 R:.Air O:England A:Wyresdale, Lancashire N:Johnny Stops Long At The Fair. Z:vmp.Chris Partington, Aug 2004 K:C d3d3|dBg dBG|c3c3|cAB cBA|! d3d3|dBg dcB|Eed cBA|G3G3:|! |:d|dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|\ "not clear from here"cBA GFE|! dBc dBc|dBd dBG|Eed cBA|G3zz2:|

X:1 T:What can the matter be M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 152) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d3d3|dBg dBG|c3 c3|cAB cBA| d3 d3|dBg dBG|DGc BcA|G3 G3:| |:dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA| dBc dBc|dBg dBG|DGc BAF|G3 G3:|]

X: 1 T:Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be? (2 voices) M:6/8 L:1/8 S:A.J.Hughes MS, AJH. 006 O:England A:North Shropshire Z:Neil Brookes 2006 V:1 clef=treble V:2 clef=bass %%staves {1 2} K:G [V:1] |: "_rest added"z|d3 d3 | dBg dBG | c3 c3 | cAB cBA | [V:2] |: z|G,B,G, F,D,F, | G,3 G,2F, | E,G,C C,E,G, | D,3 D,3 | % [V:1] d3 d3 | dBg dBG | EGc BcA | G3 z2 :| [V:2] G,B,G, F,D,F, | G,3 G,3 | C,3 D,3 | G,D,B,, G,,2 :| % [V:1] |: d | dBc dBc | dBg dBG | cAB cAB | cAB cBA | [V:2] |: z | G,3 G,3 | G,3 G,3 | D,3 D,3 | D,3 D,3 | % [V:1] dBc dBc | dBg dBG | EGc BcA | G3"_dotted in MS" G2 :| [V:2] G,3 G,3 | G,3 G,3 | B,,3 D,3 | G,D,B,, G,,2 :|

X:1 T:What can the matter be? M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Anonymous 1862 American music manuscript collection (p. 3) N: https://archive.org/stream/MerryMen/MUMSS-00079#page/n0/mode/2up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d2z d2z|dBg dBG|c2c c2c|cAB cBA| d2z d2z|dBg dBG|EGc BcA|G3 z2:| |:d|dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA| dBc dBc|dBg dBG|EGc BcA|G3z2:|]

X:1 T:Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be R:air S:John Clare, Poet, JC. 012, Helpston (1793-1864) N:Modern practice would have the dotted minims as two dotted crotchets N:slurred, to ease readability. CGP. N:Song text exists. See Deacon. O:England A:Northamptonshire Z:vmp.P. Headford M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D e3e3|\ eca ecA|d6|dBc dcB|! e6|eca ecA|FAd cdB|A3z2:|! |:e|ecd ecd|eca ecA|dBc dBc|dBc dcB|! ecd ecd|eca ecA|FAd cdB|A6:|

X:1 T:Oh Dear what can the Matter be M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Quickstep B:John McLachlan - Piper’s Assistant (1854, No. 63, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix cd|e3 e3|eca ecA|d3 d3|TcBc dcB| e3e3|eca ecA|Gad cdB|A3 A:| |:cd|ecd ecd|ecd ecA|dBc d>Bc|dBc dcB| ecd ecd|eca ecA|dfd cdB|A3 A:|]

X:1 T:O Dear what can the matter be? - Variations M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Allegretto" B:Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3Bc (1885, p. 266) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d3d3|dBg dBG|c3c3|cAB cBA|d3d3|dBg dBG| EAc BcA|1(G3 G3):|2(G3 G2)||:d|dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA| dBc dBc|dBg dBG|EAc BcA|(G3G2)::z|(d/g/)b/a/g/f/ (e/d/)g/f/e/d/| (c/B/)e/d/c/B/ (A/G/)c/B/A/G/|F/a/c'/a/g/ f/e/a/g/f/e/|(d/c/)f/e/d/c/ (B/A/)d/c/B/A/| G/b/d'/c'/b/a/ g/f/b/a/g/f/|(e/d/)g/f/e/d/ (c/B/)e/d/c/B/|(A/G/)c/B/A/G/ (F/A/)d/c/B/A/|(G3G2):| |:d|d/c/B/c/d/e/ e/c/B/c/d/e/|(e/g/)b/a/g/f/ (e/d/)c/B/A/G/|c/B/A/B/c/d/ c/B/A/B/c/d/| c/a/c'/b/a/g/ f/e/d/c/B/A/B/A/|B/A/B/G/A/B/ c/B/c/A/B/c/|d/b/d'/c'/b/a/ g/f/e/d/c/B/| (A/c/)e/c/A/G/ (F/A/)d/c/B/A/|(G3G2):||:(3D/E/F/|GDB GdB|gdb gdBB| cAF AFC|FED EDA,|B,G,D B,GD|BGd BGD|(EAc) (BcA)|(G3G2):| |:d|{e}d^cd {E}D^CD|gfg {E}D^CD|{e}cBc {E}D^CD|a^ga {E}D^CD| (d^cd) (GFG)|(gfg) (E^DE)|(G^GA) (A=GF)|(G3 G2):| |:z|d(G/B/)d/g/ d(B/d/)g/b/|g(d/g/)b/d'/ b(g/a/)b/g/|c'(c'/a/)f/d/ c(a/f/)d/c/| A(c/A/)F/D/ C(A/F/)D/C/|B,(G,/B,/)D/G/ D(B,/D/)G/B/|G(D/G/)B/d/ B(G/B/)d/g/| E(E/A/)c/e/ d(D/F/)A/F/|(G3G2)::(G/A/B/c/)|d(d/c/B/A/) G(B/A/G/F/) E(G/F/E/D/) C(A/B/c/d/)|e(e/d/c/B/) A(c/B/A/G/)|F(A/G/F/E/) D(D/E/F/D/)| G(G/F/G/A/) B(B/A/B/c/)|d(d/e/f/d/) g(g/f/e/d/)|c(e/d/c/B/) A(d/c/B/A/)|(G3G2):|]

X:2 T:Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be? M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland No. 620 (1903) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d|dBc dBc|dBg dBG|cAB cAB|cAB cBA| dBc dBc|dBg dBG|DGc BcA|G3 z2|| B|d3d3|dBg dBG|c3 ccc|cAB cBA| d3 ddd|dBg dBG|DGc BcA|G3 z2||