Naked And Bare jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Naked And Bare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:F|G2 A B2 e|ede BAG|A2 A B2 e|BAG E2 F|
G2 A B2 e|ede BAG|E2 g g2 e|dBG E2:|
|:f|g2 g g2 b|aba agf|g2 g g2 b|agf e2 f|
g2 g g2 b|aba agf|e2 d g2 e|dBG E2:|

Six comments

Naked and Bare

This is a Shetland jig which was on one of the early recordings by the Boys of the Lough. The title purportedly refers to a certain state of ship’s rigging - what did you think it meant??

More history on "Naked and Bare"?

Does anyone have or know of any more history about this tune? How far back does it date? (A Google search brings up this site/reference and little else.)

Naked and Bare

Here are the liner notes from the eponymous Fiddlers’ Bid album:

"This beautiful tune from Shetland comes from the playing of John Stickle from the island of Unst in Shetland. The tune was collected by Pat Shuldham-Shaw from John on the 8th February 1947 and is believed to be bride’s march."

I’d never imagined Shetland brides went to the wedding naked & bare 🙂

it went something like that:
K: Edor
1st part: gfed B2AB d2de fddf…
2nd part: g2gb a2ab g2gg afdf…

could someone help?

Re: Naked And Bare

The way Cathal McConnell explained the title at (if I remember correctly) the Ten Pound Fiddle 30-35 years ago, It’s because the wind on the Shetlands has blown all the trees down and left the landscape umm.. Naked and Bare. Could be true.