Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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Dusty Miller (The)

Triple hornpipes like this are more often thought of as being in 3/2 time. The original is written thus, in 12/8. The B part is aready twice as long and the A, so he may not have meant it to repeat. (It's not usually this long) Robert Burns wrote a well...

Faint And Wearily

A song by Samuel Arnold (1740-1803) from a 1794 ballad opera called "The Mountaineers" The first verse runs thus: Faint and wearily the way-worn traveller, Plods uncheerily afraid to stop Wand'ring drearily, a sad unraveller Of the mazes toward the mou...

I Wish You A Merry New Year

A seasonal wish in the form of a jig, from the John Buttrey Manuscript. It also appears in James Aird’s Selection of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2, 1785, and a number of other English manuscript tune books.

Jack Lattin

From The John Buttrey Manuscript. Also known as Jacky Layton and with several spellings of "Lattin", this (probably Irish) tune is known all over the British Isles as both a fiddle and pipe melody. (Uilleann and Northumbrian pipes) It goes back to the ea...

Justice Ballance

John Buttrey Manuscript The beginning of this tune - especially the first couple of bars, bears a strong resemblance to the air "O'Carolan's Draught", by Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan - 1670-1738. Justice Balance (with one "l") was a character in a r...

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