Da Sixereen hornpipe

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Da Sixereen has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Da Sixereen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag|:fed<B A2F2|BAG<F E2 AG|F>Ad>A ^G>Be>d|c2 A2 A2 ag|
fed<B A2F2|BAG<F E2 AG|F>GA>d A,>CE>G|1 F2 D2 D2 ag:|2 F2 D2 D2 fg||
aAd<e f2 ef|g<Ac>e g2 fe|d<fB<d ^G>Be>d|c2 A2 A2 fg|
a<Ad>e f2 ef|g<Ac>e g2 fe|fad<a eac<a|f2 d2 d2 fg|
aAd<e f2 ef|g<Ac>e g2 fe|d<fB<d ^G>Be>d|c2 A2 A2 ag|
fed<B A2 F2|BAG<F E2 AG|F>GA>d A,>CE>G|F2 D2 D2||
# Added by Moxhe .

Seven comments

Da Sixareen

Here is a very good hornpipe written by the great Tom Anderson.
I learned this tune thanks to a concert given in Uccle (Brussels) around 1977 by Bloempataat, one of the best Belgian Irish-music band of the 1970s. Until very recently, I didn’t know neither the name of the tune nor the name of the composer !

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It’s spelt "sixereen" not "sixareen"

It’s spelt "sixereen" not "sixareen"
A sixereen is a small fishing boat


In Tom Anderson’s published tunes it is SIXEREEN but in Shetland dialect the word is pronounced SIXERN and that is the spelling in John Graham’s Shetland Dictionary. Great tune however the title is spelled!

Re: Da Sixereen

In the Shetland Fiddlers album (https://thesession.org/recordings/5545), Da Sixereen is NOT attributed to Tom Anderson (only 2 other tunes are explicitely attributed to their known composers)…

Re: Da Sixereen

… Though the notes in "The Piper’s Broken Finger" album of The Boys of the Lough credit Tom Anderson as the composer…

Re: Da Sixereen

"Da Mirrie Dancers - A Book of Shetland Fiddle Tunes" - edited by Tom Anderson and Tom Georgson", published 1970 - page 30 has "Da Sixereen" - composed by Tom Anderson. Since he was one of the 2 editors of the collection, I’d say that settles it.

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Re: Da Sixereen

Hurlock’s Reel, Robertson’s Reel, Da Sixereen - all composed by Tom Anderson, but not attributed on that album.