I have found this jig in the richard robinson tunebook and in a site called "folktunefinder". The tune is from the north-west of england. It seems quite simple to play and it is really catchy.
Mmm I think that the name of the tune don’t refer to the ship transport :)
The Corsican Fairy
Is it too late to pick this up ? I only just saw it, I haven’t been looking here regularly.
A better source for this is the Village Music Project’s "Browne 11" manuscript - http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/browne11.abc - they say, from Troutbeck, in the Lake district (NW England, yes) c. 1800. (My version wasn’t a copy of theirs - I had a brief sight of some tunes from the same collection, independently, and wrote out what I had, but they have more). There are some very interesting, and rather strange, tunes in it.
I’m not sure what the title’s about. Would it have made sense for Cumbrians in 1800 to be calling Napoleon a "fairy", or is it a coincidence ?
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