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Snuff in the Black Mill
ID JSS0539
Title Snuff in the Black Mill
Document Reference MS2422
Format 190 x 155 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music
Item Description Three tunes (melody only) from the 'James Christie MS 1730-1760'. The 'Black Mill' is probably a snuff mill, or mull. A simpler form of 'O'er Bogie', it is one of the oldest North-east tunes known. This could be the earliest known version of the reel 'Mary Gray', which didn't appear in print until after the date in the manuscript's title.
Creator Henry Playford
Creator Manuscript Christie Family, Banff
Time Period 1730-1760
Relationships JSS0537, JSS0538, JSS0540
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Scotch MS Tunes 1730-1760

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