Come Up The Back Stairs jig

Come Up The Back Stairs has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Come Up The Back Stairs
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2B B2A|AGF GAB|d2F FEF|1 G3 G2E:|2 G3 G2||
|:d|gfg bge|edB def|gfg bge|ed^c def|
g2g gab|e2e efg|ded def|agf g2:||

Eight comments

from an old New England collection

Reminiscent of the slide, The Cat’s Rambles to the Child’s Saucepan.

Source please


after you have posted so may tunes (great, boring, whatever) with the remark ‘an old New England collection ’ I would like to get the real name of your source

One of my sources is an old (1970’s) and tattered loose-leaf volume of tunes entitled New England Fiddler’s Repertoire that I got for a few pence in a second-hand shop. The other source which I also got in the same shop is also loose-leaf, but has no covers, title page or the first few pages, so I don’t really know what it’s called. It seems to be about the same age as the first, but has different typography. There doesn’t seem to much overlap of tunes between the two books. The second one generally shows tunes with more ornamentation.
Hope this helps.

before posting a tune from either of these sources I try to check for equivalent names and if necessary do an "advanced search" with a fragment of the tune. This is very useful and has more than once stopped me from inadvertently posting a duplicate.
On other occasions I have found significantly different versions of tunes that are already on and have posted them as comments.

Stairs set

I tried putting this together in a set with Tripping up the stairs. I put Coming Back Up the Stairs first in G and then followed it with Tripping in D. Sounds pretty good I think. Too bad it sounded better with Coming Back first. Kind of an oxymoron.