Sheet Music: The Mischievous Bee

TitleThe Mischievous Bee
ComposerMichael Kelly (1762–1826)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature6/8
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-12-05
Last updated2016-12-05
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 5 December 2016

Tune of the Day: The Mischievous Bee

English air and jig

This jig appears in Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. It was originally an air composed by Dublin-born tenor Michael Kelly for Henry Siddons's 1807 comedy Time's a Tell-tale. The song was popular and appears in collections and song-sheets on both sides of the Atlantic through the mid-19th century.