T: Naked And Bare
|: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:|
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Naked And Bare has been added to 34 tunebooks.
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??
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.)
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 🙂
I heard a reel sung on one of the Scottish Tradition Series CD http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/greentrax-scottish-tradition-series.html that sounds very like the 2nd part of this jig here: Was it on the Western Isles volume?, was it by Mary Morrison? Can’t remember the name of it now.
it went something like that:
1st part: gfed B2AB d2de fddf…
2nd part: g2gb a2ab g2gg afdf…
could someone help?