The Crooked Bawbee waltz

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Crooked Bawbee has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Crooked Bawbee
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G>B d g>f e|dAc c<B d|G>B d ceg|
B>c A/F/ G2D|B>A G G>B d|cde d<Bd|
gce d>GA|1B>cA/F/ G2D:|2B>c A/F/ G2G/A/||
|:B>A B c>B c|f>e d d<B G|
G>F G G>F G|B>A G A2G/A/|
B>A B c>B c|f>e d d<B G|
E>G G D>G G|1F>G A/F/ G2G/A/:|2F>G A/F/G2D||

Three comments

The Crooked Bawbee

My mother used to sing a song to this melody,but I can’t remember the words or even the title.Does anyone know the song?

There is a song "The crooked bawbee" which I remember hearing too but not the words.

This tune appears on Kathryn Tickell’s ‘On Kielder Side’.

It says, in the notes, "The Crooked Bawbee is a very popular tune in Northumberland …. very well suited to the pipes." - which implies that it is not actually a Northumbrian pipe tune.