Little Donald’s Wife reel

Also known as An Gabh Thu Bean, A Dho’ill Bhig?, Will You Take A Wife, Little Donald?, Captain Simon Fraser Of Knockie’s Favourite.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Little Donald's Wife has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Little Donald's Wife
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
B|:A/A/A (AG) ABcA|EAAG A2 AG|A/A/A (AG) ABce|dcBA GABG:|
|:c/c/c (ce) dBGB|cdec A2 AB|cBcd e^fge|dcBA GABG:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Little Donald's Wife
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
B|:A/A/A (AG) ABcA|EAAG A2 AG|EAA(B {d}cB)ce|dcBA GABG :|
|:c2 (ce) dBGB|cdec A2 AB|cBcd e^fge|dcBA GABG:|
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Two comments

Little Donald’s Wife

Lovely little tune first heard from the playing of Bill Lamey. It appears in the Athole and Skye Collections as well as Gow’s Repository 4 in various interpretations.

Source for first setting

Here is where I got it from. Apparently, this lady has a group of young Scots fiddlers from up New York state way called the Bonny Loch Fiddlers.

http://youtu.be/c2VBR8lZS7E