Birks of Invermay (The)

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Birks of Invermay (The)

(The Traditional Tune Archive)  
 Theme code Index   5552 226L6L
 Also known as    Berks of Endermay (The), Birks of Envermay (The), Scotland's First James
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William McGibbon
 Book/Manuscript title    Scots Tunes Book 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 36
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1746
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    


Tune annotations


X:1
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T:Berks of Endermay, The
M:C
L:1/8
B:Burk Thumoth - Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs with Variations (London, 1742, No. 1, p. 2)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:D
f>g|a3b afTed|{f}Te>de>f {c}B3d|A>BA>F (AB/c/) dA|F>GAB {B}TA2 f>g|
{b}Ta3b (afed)|ggfed {c}TB2 f>e|d>B A>F A2 d>e|{f}Te3d d4:|
|:A>G|{G}TF3A (B>AB>d)|Te>de>f {c}B3b|Ta>ba>f g>fTe>d|e>fg>f {f}Te3a|
f>ab>c' d'3b|a>fe>d {c}TB2 fe|(dBAF) A2 de|{f}Te3d d4:|
"Piano"f>g|a3b (b/a/g/f/) (g/f/e/d/)|(e/f/g/a/) (b/a/g/f/) [c}TB2 f>e|(d/e/d/B/) AF (AB/c/) dA|
F>GA>B {B}TA2 f>g|a3 {bd'}d' (b/a/g/f/ ) (g/f/e/d)|e>f (3f/e/d/ (3f/e/d/ {c}TB2 f>e|
.d/.c/.B/.A/ .G/.F/.E/.D/ AB/c/ .d/D/.e/E/|[f}e3d d4:|
|:A>G|{G}TF3A B>A (B/A/B/d/)|e>f (3gfe (3fed {c}B3b|a>b a/b/a/f/ .g.f.e.d|(e/f/g/a/) (b/g/f/g/) {f}Te3a|
(f/d/e/f/) (g/a/b/c'/) d'2 c'>b|(b/a/g/f/) g/f/e/d/ {c}TB2 f>e|.d/.c/.B/.A/ G/F/E/D/ (3A/B/A/ B/c/ de|Te3d d4||
X:2
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T:Birks of Envermay
M:C
L:1/8
R:Air
N:"Slow"
S:McGibbon - Scots Tunes, book II, p. 36 (c. 1746)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:Bb
"Slow"(B/c/d/e/) | f3g (fd)T(c>B) | (cB)(cd) G3B|F>GFD F2 B>F|D2(FG) (B/c/d/e/)| 
f3g (fd)T(cB)|T(c>Bc)d G2 {B/c/}dc|(BG)(FD) (FG)(Bc)|(B/c/d) T(c>B) B2:|
|:(F>E)|D3F (G>F)GB|T(cBc)dG3g|f>gfd (ed)T(cB)|{c/d/}e2 Td>c c2 fe| 
d2(f/g/a) b2 T(ag)|(fd)T(cB) G2 Td>c|(BG)(FD) (FG)(Bc)|{B/c/}d2 T(c>B) B2:||
X:3
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T:The Birks of Invermay.
M:C
L:1/8
B:Complete Tutor Violin  (c. 1815)
Z:Dr. Evan Jones [Ed.]
K:G
U:T=!trill!
N:Printed with :||: at the end replaced with :|]
%%graceslurs false
N:Also published in William Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius (1733). 
N:See  http://www.silverwhistle.co.uk/songs/birks.html
(Bc) | d3 e (d>B) (AG) | (TA>GA)B E3 G | (D>ED)B, D2 (GD) | B,2 (D>E) D2 (G/A/B/c/) | d3 e {fg}(dBA) G |
(cB) (AG) E2 (B>A) | (GE) DB, D2 (G>A) | B2 (A>G) G2 :||: (DC) |
B,3 D (E>DE)G | (A>GA)B E3 e | (d>ed)B (cB) (AG) | (c>d) (e/d/)(c/B/) A2 (d>c) |
(Bd) (ef) g3 {f/}e| (dB) (AG) E2 (B>A)|(GE) (DB,) D2 (G>A)|B2 (TA>G) G2 :|]
X:1
%
T:Birks of Invermay, The
M:C
L:1/8
B:Manson - Hamilton's Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1844, p. 132)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:Bb
"Slow"(B/c/d/e/)|f3g (f<d)(c>B)|(c>B)(cd) {F}G3B|(F>G) (F/E/D/E/) F2 (B>F)|
D2 (F>G) F2 (B/c/d/e/)|f2 (ga/b/) (f<d)(c>B)|(ed)(cB) {F}G2 (d>c)|
(B<G)(F>D) (F>G) (B>c)|d2c2{Bc}B2::F>E|{E}D3F (G>F)(GB)|
(c>B)(|cd) {F}G3g|(f>g)(fd) (ed)(cB)|(e>f) (g/f/e/d/) {d}c2 f>e|
(df)(ga) b2 (a>g)|(f<d)(cB) {F}G2 (d>c)|(B<G)(FD) F<GB>c|d2c2 {Bc}B2:|]

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