Morgiana jig

Morgiana has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Morgiana
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|(AF)A {d/e/}f2e|dcB A2B|(AF)A (dA)f|gfe edB|
AFA f2e|dcB A2B|AFA dAf|gec d2||
||e|efe dcB|AAA g2A|fAA dAA|fAA e3|
efe dcB|AAA g2A|fAA dAA|edc BAG||
FDE F2A|FDE F2A|B2d c2e|(d3 d2)||

Three comments


First heard this played in the Dulcimer Pub in Chorlton Manchester but the tune is much older.

Source: W.M. Cahusac’s Annual Collection of 24 Country Dances for 1809, No. 3
Notes: Transposed from the original key of F
"With proper Directions to each Dance as they are performed atCourt, Bath, and all Public Assemblys.
"Transcription: Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007

Source for abc’s:

AK/Fiddler’s Companion

Re: Morgiana

Morgiana was a former slave rescued by Ali Baba in the Tales from the Arabian Nights.
There are several Morgiana tunes in collections from the early 1800s.

Re: Morgiana

I have added “ Morgiana in Spain” from the Winder manuscripts. (See Winder’s.html)