Peerie Willie reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Peerie Willie has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Peerie Willie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
DC|A,B,DF BFDB|dfba gfed|=BcGc edc_B|ABcB AFEC|
B,/B,/B, DF BFDB|dfba gfed|edcB AecA|FECA, B,2:|
|:cB|A2FA cFAc|fecA FECA,|B,2DF BDFB|bfdB FDB,f|
=e2ce gceg|bg=ec BG=E2|AFBG cAdB|=eceg f2:|
X: 2
T: Peerie Willie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
DC|B,2DF BDFB|dfba gfed|c2Gc edcB|ABcB AFEC|
B,2DF BDFB|dfba gfed|edcB Afec|AFEC B,2:|
|:cB|A2FA cFAc|fecA FECA,|B,2DF BDFB|bfdB FDB,f|
=e2ce gceg|bg=ec BG=EC|AFBG cAdB|=eceg f2:|
# Added by DomW .

Five comments

Peerie Willie

This reel, in Bb of course, was composed by Wille Hunter and is nothing to do with the reel "Pirrie Wirrie" on site already (https://thesession.org/tunes/3911).
This transcription is from North by Blazin’ Fiddles.

Re: Peerie Willie

Tune must be for Peerie Willie Johnson the wonderful guitarist from Shetland? He learnt lots from listening
to American radio stations. The recording "Willie’s World" is partly folk and partly jazzy, featuring Willie
and plenty of other artists. He didn’t record on his own so it’s a showpiece for him (he died in 2007). Some
of the 4os and 50s style pieces are very witty but a lot of it is traditional. Some people say recording quality
is poor but never mind! The Wrigley Sisters in Kirkwall, Orkney have named one of their music teaching
rooms after Peerie Willie Johnson.

Peerie Willie, X:2

from the Willie Hunter recording

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