Black Girl is not Cheerful (The)

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Black Girl is not Cheerful (The)

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  1552 1127bL
 Also known as    Cha n eil fonn aira n ighean duibh, Duchess of Gordon (1) (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Mary Ann Alburger
 Book/Manuscript title    Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music
 Tune and/or Page number    Ex. 43, p. 66
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1983
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    


The Black Girl is not Cheerful

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BLACK GIRL IS NOT CHEERFUL, THE (Cha n eil fonn aira n ighean duibh). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. An anonymous composition from Donald Dow's (1732-1783) Collection of Ancient Scots Music. As "Duchess of Gordon (1) (The) it was published in Niel Gow's First Collection (1784).

Printed source: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 43, p. 66.

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