N.B. No connection whatsoever with the tunes of the same name (mazurka, waltz) already here on thesession db.
This one’s a hornpipe, transcribed to abc by me from my old copy of Kerr’s.
In my transcription, both the "A" and "B" parts are repeated, whereas only the "A" part is shown with repeats in my copy of Kerr’s. The authorship of the tune is credited to a "J. Mc C.". Who was he, I wonder?
This tune might make a welcome change at sessions from hornpipes of a similar ilk - such as King of the Fairies and Rights of Man.
If I were playing it, I would be inclined to replace each minim in the "B" part with a pair of crotchets, and the dotted minims at the end of the "A" and "B" parts with three crotchets.
"… the O’Carolan MS…"?
There is no O’Carolan MS. Only one book with some of his tunes was published in his lifetime, of which a single imperfect and dodgy copy survives. Most of the tunes attributed to O’Carolan were collected well after his death.
Princess Royal appears in English country dance publications from around 1730 onwards.
Who knows which came first, the major or the minor version, or Rodney’s Glory - they are all related somehow…
If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment.
If you aren’t a member of The Session yet, you can sign up now. Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up.