Shetland Lullaby barndance

Also known as Wren Song.

Shetland Lullaby has been added to 1 tune set.

Shetland Lullaby has been added to 1 tunebook.

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X: 1
T: Shetland Lullaby
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A3 B A2 G2 | A2 BA G4 | A2 AB c2 c2 | B2 G2 A4 | A2 B2 c2 d2 | B2 BA G4 |
A2 B2 c2 c2 | B2 G2 A4 || A2 B2 A2 G2 | A2 B2 A2 G2 | A2 B2 c2 c2 |
BB G2 B2 A2 | A2 B2 c2 d2 | B2 BA G4 | A2 B2 c2 c2 | B2 G2 A4 |]

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Shetland Lullaby/Wren Song

In 4/4, this tune has to be given a dance category, but it is a lullaby and therefore to be played slowly. It appears in Katherine Campbell’s out of print book about Scottish Fiddle Traditions (as does a less familiar version of Garster’s Dream, from Shetland also). I thought "Wren Song" might refer to the ‘hunting the wren’ tradition found in Celtic countries (December 26th!), but apparently this isn’t found in Shetland. The indigenous Shetland wren is a bit bigger than other wrens and well-liked.