### Doe, a dear, a female dear. Ray, a drop of golden sun. Me, a name I call myself ~

Solfeggio ~ and I haven’t my notes, and I need a refresher course on the old notation, another besides ABC notation that was used in the 1800s and into the first half of the last century. Here’s an example and some explanation ~

: m.,f | s .d’ : - : d’ .t | d’ .r’:- :r’ .,t | d’ :- .t : a .1 |

| s :- :s .,1 | t .,1 :s :- .1 | t :d’ :r’ .,t | ~ etc…

The apostrophe’ was just a line after the letter that was approximately half the length of the letter, on the right hand side and parallel to the upper half of say the d, the first note where you’ll find it above.

I’m assuming the half curve with a dot under it over some single letters/notes signifies a ‘hold’, the usual fermata. Over other notes there is a ^. The following groups were underlined, as that doesn’t seem to transfer onto the yeller board here and as such won’t show above in the sample ~

Lead in ~ m.,f

Bars ~

1 ~ d’ .t

2 ~ r’ .,t

3 ~ d’ :- .t

4 ~ s .,1

5 ~ t & .,1

6 ~ r’ & .,t

It has been ages since I’ve dealt with this particular form of notation, and there are different forms, just as ABC notation has been transformed and adapted for computers since it’s several from from the 1800s onwards. Any help in making better sense of this would be welcomed… But any chat, slagging or any of the usual carry on an nonsense is just fine too… :-P