This is a slightly different arrangement of this beautiful melody to those already to be found both in this category and in the Folk Band section. In this version, Violin 1 maintains the melody while Violins 2 and 3 provide the accompaniment. If a slightly-decorated extension is required, please omit the four bars before D and then play from D to the end.
The alternative Violin Trio arrangement is for violinists of equal abilities and, therefore, the melody line is shared and there is more decoration. The Folk Band arrangement is scored for 2 Flutes, Clarinet, Violin, Accordion and Bass.
It is a lilting melody and should be played with feeling, the suggested tempo marking possibly eased somewhat.