“Come Under My Dimity” ~ a pleasant sentiment and a lovely ditty
Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist?
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute
Here it is with some history and in another key, D, and simplified ~
T: Come Under My Dimity
S: Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883, page 95
S: Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes, 1940, page 65
|: A | Add efd cde | fef gef g2 e | Add efd cde | aba gec d2 :|
|: a | afa ged cde | afa gef g2 e | afa ged cde | aba gec d2 :|
& courtesy of ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’ ~ Andrew Kuntz
New York researcher, musician and writer Don Meade says: “Dimity was a coarse cotton fabric most often used for bed clothes, which makes [the title] a coarse invitation.”
‘c’ ~ I don’t think that’s coarse at all but quite sweet and inviting on a cold Winter’s night…or any night…
Canth - I’m sure I remember seeing this tune being posted by you before. I was certain that I knew it by a different name (which I couldn’t remember) and searched through all the slip jigs in G to find it.
Anyway, I’ve just done it again, and it’s pretty much the same tune as https://thesession.org/tunes/993
…although yours is a much more elegant version. (Perhaps Jeremy would delete the older one🙂)
Or maybe it’s a different tune - it’s got a different name, after all. Just another point on the spectrum.
Yeah this is the same tune, I reckon.
I’d had similar suspicions and had done the usual extensive search, different keys and bars but nothing came up, despite the ‘deja vu’ feeling… Ah well… 😏
Dow, you’re like a cabbage moth to brussel sprouts when it comes to me slippin’ on a digital banana. I have been working on those polkas you sent me, honest… 😛
Maybe it is has enough significant difference that it will survive? At least you guys found the link I couldn’t. Weird that, as I must have tried a ton of different permutations on the melody, and in at least three keys ~ D, G & A… Maybe it’s also here in F or Bb?
You do know this sort of carry on can lead to other things, don’t you? ~
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