The Auld Maid Of Fife jig

The Auld Maid Of Fife has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Auld Maid Of Fife
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
"Slow"E|AAA ABd|eed TB2g|eeB ddA|TB2A GED|
EAA ABd|edB dgf|Te2d BAG|AAA A2:|
|:e|aaa abc'|bag ec'b|Ta2g ege|dBA GED|
EAA ABd|edB dba|Tg2e dBG|AAA A2:|

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The Auld Maid Of Fife

From The Caledonian Pocket Companion by James Oswald, ca. 1747.


I chose the jig category for the metre, but given the tempo indication "Slow" (which is from the source), this tune is obviously not meant to be played as a jig. Auld maids like to take their time - 80 bpm feels good to me.

The trills are from the source. The only thing I changed is the key signature, the source is notated in A minor with an F# accidental in bar 6, which amounts to A dorian.