The Straw Man reel

Also known as Bodach Fodair, Captain MacDuff, Daughter’s Wedding, Mabou Coal Mines, Strawman, The Strawman.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Christy Campbell (lots of times), Greig’s Pipes (lots of times), Anthony Murray’s (lots of times), The Bridge Of Bamore (lots of times) and Arrochar Bridge (a few times).

The Straw Man has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Straw Man
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d | "A"{cd}c2 BA cAAd | {cd}c2 BA "Bm"BFFd | "A"c<eAc "E"{Bc}B2 AG | "D"{FG}F2 EC "A"EA,A, :|
d | "A"cdef ecae | cefb "E7"ecBd | "A"cdef ecaf | ec"E7"dB "A"{AB}[A2A2] Ad |
"A"cdef ecae | cefb "E"ecBe | "A"ae e/e/e "F#m"{g}fece | "D"fbec "E"{Bc}B2 "A"A ||
d | "A"{cd}c2 BA cAAd | {cd}c2 BA "Bm"BFFd | "A"c<eAc "E"{Bc}B2 AG | "D"{FG}F2 EC "A"EA,A, :|
D | "A"CDEF ECAE | CEFA "E7"ECB,D | "A"CDEF ECAF | EC"E7"DB, "A"A,2 A,d |
"A"cdef ecae | cefb "E"ecBe | "A"ae e/e/e "F#m"{g}fece | "D"fbec "E"{Bc}B2 "A"A |]
# Added by Tate .

Three comments

Drones and Grace Notes

Lots of drones make this tune and tuning lots of fun. The more the merrier!

Also the two note grace notes are to be played a little sliggishly, almost a triplet, but just a little faster in the Donald Angus Beaton style. This setting comes from Andrea Beaton.

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