At 10:52 AM 11/15/98 EST, Jean Lewis wrote:
>Phillippe kindly posted the ABC's for Mary Walker which Nigel pointed out was
>included in the Fiddler's Fake Book. Both versions are in the key of Bb which
>is very difficult for many traditional instruments, so I've transposed
>Philippe's ABC's to the key of G. I wanted to add a note that this is
>originally in Bb, but was unable to do it without getting error messabes on
>ABCMUS. It turns out that this is composed by the Scottish composer James
>Scott Skinner, but according to Philippe, it WAS recorded by Irish musicians,
>so perhaps that qualifies it as a legitimate posting to IRTRAD!!!
The problem with this is your G version would be very difficult if not
impossible to play on the fiddle. The melodic pattern found at the beginning
of the second part does not transpose well...
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