Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn strathspey

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Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn has been added to 1 tune set.

Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A/A/A B3/2A/ B/d3/2 e2 |d/g3/2 B/g3/2 A/G3/2 E2 |
{BG}D3/2G/ B/G3/2 A3/2G/ B/G3/2 |D/D/D E/G3/2 B/A3/2 A2 :|
[a3/2e3/2]b/ a3/2g/ {b}a2 a3/2b/ |g3/2a/ b/a3/2 g/e3/2 d3/2e/ |
g3/2a/ g/e3/2 d/e3/2 g2 |d/e/f/g/ d3/2g/ B/A3/2 A2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:a|A<A B3/2A/ B/d3/2 e2 |d>g B>g A>G E2 |D<GB>G A>GB>G |D<D E>G B<A A :|:
g| a>ba>g b<a a2 | g>ab>a g>ed>e | g>ag>e d>eg2 | e<gd>g B<A A :|

Six comments

Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn

First heard this tune while on the ferry boat traveling from Tórshavn to Nólsoy, and needed to learn it immediately. Very pretty and Scottish.

Sounds like a Rant

Like I said…

Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn

This tune is a member of a family of tunes all closely related and likely from a single source. On the session.org it can be found as "Turn Under Lea" https://thesession.org/tunes/14189 - a Shetland reel also known as “Midder Pat Me Ta the Well”. Elsewhere it’s in Bremner (1751) as "Coming Throw the Broom My Jo"; Gow’s Complete Repository [1799] as "Wat Ye Wha I Met Yestreen" (Dave Swarbrick recorded a brilliant version of this on ‘Smiddyburn’) - also known as "Lord Haddow’s Favourite". There is a case for the tune being the parent of "The Sligo Maid" https://thesession.org/tunes/399.

In all of its manifestations it is, in my humble opinion, a great tune altogether.

Ca The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn

By the way, the title would translate as "Drive the heifers from out of the corn field", presumably before they ate the hale blimmin’ loat.

Ca the Stirks frae oot the Corn, X:2

This is the setting from the Athole Collection. The ‘snapping’ is a bit different.