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To compare with Tim's Lion and Beacon Jig, here is Buckley's version, called 'Jig from French Quadrilles'.

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Comment by Tim Twiss on October 9, 2009 at 6:11am
Yes, this tune really makes several appearances. Source material is "Hole In The Wall" from Ryan's Mammoth Collection (pg. 15). I am working up the 1887 version, but not settled on a tempo. The Green 1865 clearly indicates a slow tempo, so I thought I'd start there. The two 16th note triplet figures with grace notes makes me favor the slower tempo for 1887. That gives a lot of hang times on "John Wild's". Hmmm...still experimenting. Your up tempo version sounds good. I think Clarke B has a version somewhere, but I forgot where, and I remember it moving right alaong.
Comment by Tim Twiss on October 9, 2009 at 6:15am
PS...I still think M 9 and M 10 are a misprint (no B note).
Comment by Rob MacKillop on October 9, 2009 at 6:47am
You mean the chords at the start of the B sction? I love those chords! Tricky to play, but they sound great. But you might be right :-)

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