Wha Can Help It

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 Theme code Index    1561H 3H3H2H2
 Also known as    Salute to Boston, Who can help it?
 Composer/Core Source    Niel Gow?
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
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 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Malcolm MacDonald
 Book/Manuscript title    A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 6
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1789
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 Score   (1)   



X:1 T:Wha Can Help It M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C "Slow"E | CEG GEG | AGA c2d | {f}edc (e/f/g)e|dDD D2E | CEG GEG | AGA c2f | {f}Te2c (e/f/g).d | ecc c2 :|| g | (e/f/g)e c2e | gag gec | faf ege | afd d2f | (e/f/g)e c2e | gag gec | {f}e2c (e/f/g).d | ecc c2g | (e/f/g)e c2e | gag gec | faf ege | afd d2f | ece fdf | ece f2a | gec (e/f/g)d | ecc c2 ||

X:1 T:Who can help it M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Gow – A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, B:Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C E|CEG GEG|AGA c2d|{f}edc e/f/ge|dDD D2E| CEG GEG|AGA c2f|{f}e2c (e/f/g)d|ecc c2:| g|(e/f/g)e c2e|gag gec|faf ege|afd d2f| (e/f/g)e c2e|gag gec|{f}e2c (e/f/g)d|ecc c2g| (e/f/g)e c2e|gag gec|faf ege|afd d2f| ece fdf|ece f2a|gec (e/f/g)d|ecc c2||

X:2 T:Wha can help it M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slowly" C:Niel Gow (1727-1807) B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A C/B,/|A,>CE ECE|FEF A2B|{AB}c2A {Bc}d2c|BB,B, B,2 C/B,/| A,CE ECE|FEF A2B|{AB}c2A {Bc}d2B|cAA A2:|| c/d/|e>fe ece|agf ecA|(d/e/f).d ecA|GBB B2 c/d/| e>fe ece|agf ecA|~dcd Bed|cAA A2 c/d/| efe ece|agf ecA|(d/e/f).d ecA|GBB B2 C/B,/| TA<CE ECE|TFEF A2B|(A/B/c).A (B/c/d).B|cAA A2||