The Wee Man At The Loom
My transcription is taken directly from the handwritten tunebook of the late Hugh Blake (box player).
Hugh didn’t cite his source of the tune.
I can’t quite get my head around the G-nat in bar 4 of the "B" part but I don’t think that it’s an error.
At, on, of, in….
Appears in several pipe books with varying titles, and no stated composer. Mostly as a pipe march, but as both a march and a polka in "Ailean Nicholson’s Collection Of Irish Tunes For The Bagpipe", so the suggestion there is that it is Irish.
Possibly from the north.
Here is a setting from "Henderson’s Tutor":
T:The Wee Man on the Loom
B:Henderson’s Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music
B|A<e A<f|ec A<f|A<a A>B|cB BA|A<e A<f|ec A<f|
ea e/f/e/d/|cA A/A/:||:c/d/|ef f/e/d/c/|dB Bd|ce d/c/B/A/|
GB e>d|ce d/c/B/A/|df a>e|f>d Bc|cA A/A/:|]