Also known as
A Yome Came To Wir Door, Yarmin, A Yow Cam Ta Wir Door Yarmin, A Yow Cam Ta Wir Door Yarmin’, A Yow Cam’ Ta Wir Door Yarmin, A Yow Cam’ To Wir Door Yarmin, A Yowe Cam Ta Wir Door Yarmin’, A Yowe Cam’ To Wir Door Yarmin’, A Yowe Came To Wir Door, Yarmin, Yowe Cam Ta Wir Door Yarmin.
2nd part “b”s and “g”s are an octave too high -and what’s a “Yome” ?
I know absolutely nothing about this tune or origins or anything, but in my absolute boredom, I saw in a previous post where snowyowl mentioned this tune. The title apparently translates to “A Ewe Came to My Door Bleating”.
A Yome Came To Wir Door, Yarmin
So, this is the one Fiddlers’ Bid sing on the hidden track. I think they play and sing in 4/4.
It’s a Shetland tune, one of the ones Tom Anderson and Aly Bain recorded on Shetland Folk Fiddling vol 2. And according to their liner notes, the second word should be Yow, with a W. ;))
A Yow came to our door yarmin
I agree that the highnotes in the second part are an error - the should be an octave down.
Angels of the North occasionally get asked to do an Eightsome Reel and we are uncomfortablewith themanic unphrased thrash that somebands offer. We have a structured48bar version of the main dance and use Gravel Walks toprovide the 40bar introandoutrosections.
Each dancers gets 3x a different 16 bar reel and A Yow is one of the ones we use.As you might imagine, 2x 40bars plus 24x16 is a fair amount of music.The dance takes about 15 minutes,all played at fast Scottish reel speed ,so the band need a rub down with a damp copy of the radio times afterwards.
“A Yow Cam’ to Wir Door Yarmin”
= “A ewe came to our door bleatin” ~ “from the playing of the late John Irvine of Whalsey.”
“Da Mirrie Dancers” ~
edited by Tom Anderson & Tom Gerogeson
Shetland Folk Society, 2nd Edition, 1985