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...

Hole In The Haycock (The)

A jig or 6/8 march from The John Buttrey manuscript. John Buttrey was a military musician in the Brititsh army who seems to have settled in the Peterborough area. His massive manuscript (close to 1000 tunes) dates roughly from the time of the Napoleonic...

Hor (The) - A Retreat

John Buttrey Manuscript. I suppose the title of this is probably more properly "The Whore". It is a curious setting of the 9/8 slip jig "The Jolly Gay Pedlar" forced into 6/8 time. I really can't guess whether this was intentional or accidental. 9/8 is a...

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.

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