Subject: G.W. Bennett Manuscript

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Speed The Plough - Bennett

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 "Speed The Plough" appears in almost every 19th century manuscript of this sort of music. It is thought to be the prototype for many other tunes including "Roxburgh Castle" and Whiskey Before Breakfast". It's probably an En...

Strathspey - Untitled

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 The first part of this untitled tune is very much like "Duncan Davidson's" (Kerrs Merry Melodies For The Violin ) aka "Four Provinces Fling". (a hornpipe in One other place I have encountered aversion of t...

The Slave's Polka

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 I haven't yet found any other piece called "Slave's Polka". There was a 19th century dance form called a "Slav Polka" so this may just be a corruption of that. I took more liberties than usual making "corrections" on this o...

Weasel Hornpipe (The)

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 You only have to play/hear a few notes to figure out how this hornpipe got it's name. The first bar is the same as the old song "Pop Goes The Weasel". (Although that is usually thought of as being in 6/8) After that it's a ...

Will Watch The Bold Smuggler

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This attractive tune is the melody of "Will Watch The Bold Smuggler", a popular English broadside ballad from the early 19th century. It is easily found online The first couple of verses from one broadside of about 1820 ru...

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