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Thread #22884   Message #268351
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
31-Jul-00 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Penguin: Young Edwin In The Lowlands Low
Subject: RE: Penguin: Young Edwin In The Lowlands Low
The version of the "Gilderoy" tune in 'Pills to Purge Melancholy' I gave in response to an inquiry, but it is a poor version of the tune that is usually ignored. The earliest good version is in Alex Stuart's 'Musick for Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs' (Tea Table Miscellany), c 1726. [There is an excellent copy of this book in the Library of Congress]. This latter version of the tune has been reprinted several times: JFSS #7, p. 120, 1905; Simpson's 'The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music', #159, 1966 (whence the ABC as B159 on my website), and Fleischmann's 'The Sources of Irish Traditional Music', #468, 1998.

Note that Malcolm refers to JFSS by vol. number, but I use issue number. The EFDSS has been a bit ambiguous about which to use. The 1954 cumulative index of JFSS and JEFDSS uses the issue number, and as my set is unbound issues that's easiest for me, and I can cite the year of issue instead of the year of the completed volume. There are 5 issues per volume, but taking one issue per year is only a rough approximation.