Robin Tamson’s Smiddy jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Robin Tamson's Smiddy has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Robin Tamson's Smiddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
[| A2B c2A|F3 F3 |G2G G2B|d2B G2B|
A2B c2A|E3 E3 |e2d c2B|A3 A2B|]
[| c2B c2e|d2d dcB|c2B c2e|d2B G2B|
c2B c2e|d2d dcd|e2d c2B|A3 A3 |]

Three comments

Robin Tamson’s Smiddy

Apologies in advance, but these notes are closer to the melody which the Tannahill Weavers use for this song. These notes need improvement, but are a fair starting point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLAi7zpQKxo


Anyone know if the little snatch of major key tune @1:12 has a name?

The notes seem to derive from the reel named The Drummer
https://thesession.org/tunes/2041

Here’s the Tannahill Weavers’s notes and lyrics
http://www.tannahillweavers.com/lyrics/1193ly12.htm

Here’s more info on the song
http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/LO12.html

Piper Of Dundee

This tune seems to be an obvious variant of the ‘Piper of Dundee’ which is in the database several times, either as a hornpipe or a strathspey.