I transcribed this jig from the Aly Bain/Ale Moller c.d. ‘Beyond the Stacks’. According to the sleeve notes it’s based on a song written by Alexander Ross (1699-1784). I guess it’s to do with courting and wedding-anyone know the lyrics? Anyway the jig is played slow and fast either side of ‘Doon da Rooth’ with taste and consummate ease by the duo. There’s a bar of 9/8 at the end of each section which lifts the tune out of the ordinary. Hope that comes through in the transcription. The c.d. is highly recommended being stuffed full of exquisite music from start to finish.
The lyrics are on the page with this tune which, quite importantly, is in 9/8.
Apologies. Don’t think I’d have submitted the tune if I’d realised there was already a ‘Woo’d’ here(x2!)-I guess the confusion is in the spelling. Anyway, this version is quite distinct from 12415 so maybe it should be added as another setting to that page(?). Is that down to me to do or do the ‘authorities’ wave a magic wand? I’m sure Aly Bain doesn’t play it all in 9/8 but I stand to be corrected.
Woo’d An’ Marrit An’ A
"I’m sure Aly Bain doesn’t play it all in 9/8 but I stand to be corrected."
No, you’re right, although it’s mostly in 9/8 with the odd bar having an extra beat. It’s certainly an interesting setting. I don’t know the answer about the magic wand situation.