Miss May Hay reel

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Miss May Hay has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Miss May Hay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
F|(3EEE {F}(GA) ~B2 Ee|{^c}dBAd {G}FDDF|(3EEE {F}(GA) ~B2 Ad|FADF BEE:|
|:B|eg~(fe) {^c}dBeg|fdAd {G}FDDB|eg~(fe) {^c}dBeg|~fdFA BEE:|

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Miss May Hay

Great little tune from the Athole Collection. The notes say that it was originally published in 4 collections (1 of the 4, I reckon) by one Daniel Dow of Perthshire c1773. The book states that Dow lived from 1732-1783, making this one an old one even if he composed it himself. It has that extra layer of mold where newer tunes that sound creepy fall short me thinks.

B part

If you play the B part like this:

|:B|eg~(fe) {^c}dBBg|fdAd {G}FDDB|eg~(fe) {^c}dBBg|~fdFA BEE:|

Even more creepiness and coolness can be released.