Da Eye Wifey reel

Also known as Da Eye Wifie.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Da Eye Wifey has been added to 3 tune sets.

Da Eye Wifey has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Da Eye Wifey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FD EFGE|FD(3DDD DFED|B,EED EFGA|BFAF Egfe|
fddd BAFB|Adcd BAFD|DE(3EEE AFED|1 B,A,A,B, D2(3A,B,C:|2 B,A,A,B, D2fg||
fddd cdBd|Adcd edcd|Bdgd Adfd|Acec Aage|
fddd cdBd|Adcd BAFD|DE(3EEE AFED|1 B,A,A,B, D2fg:|2 B,A,A,B, D2(3A,B,C||
X: 2
T: Da Eye Wifey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FD EFGE|FDDE D2ED|B,E~E2 EFGA|BFAF Egfe|
f2dA BAFB|ABdB A2ED|DE~E2 A2ED|DB,B,D DD (3A,B,C|
D2FD ~E2GE|FDDE D2ED|B,E~E2 EFGA|BFGF ~E2ge|
f2dA BAFB|AF~F2 dBA2|DE~E2 A2ED|DDB,D Defg|
fd~d2 cdBd|Ad (3Acd fdcd|(3Bcd gd (3ABd ed|A2ed cage|
fd~d2 cdGd|1 Adcd BdA2|DE (3EEE A2ED| DB,B,D Defg:|2 Adcd BdAD|DE3 AFEF| DB,A,B, D4|]

Four comments

Da Eye Wifey

Composed by Iain M. McLeod late of Shooglenifty.
Apparently the title refers to a rural optometrist of the Shetland Islands. Shooglenifty recorded this at a very relaxed tempo but it sounds good at a brisker pace too.

I put this on the session couple years back but got the name wrong (Da Eye Wifie) - in fact I didn’t now the name at the time, having learn’t it from a fiddler who also didn’t know the name, and eventually ‘Kenny’ identified it for me
The result is that there is some variation between the two - this one is probably nearer the original, but you might like to try both
Anyway I love the tune - there’s also a fine version on the Ceili Bandits ‘Hangin at the Crossroads’ listed as ‘Shooglenifty Hornpipe’
I would agree that it sounds great at a fairly quick pace

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Whoops!
Sorry, I checked for this tune in the archives before I posted it but didn’t think of that spelling. Oh well…

‘nother version

Here’s another version:


X: 1
T: Da Eye Wifey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
D2FD EFGE|FDDE D2ED|B,E~E2 EFGA|BFAF Egfe|
f2dA BAFB|ABdB A2ED|DE~E2 A2ED|DB,B,D DD (3A,B,C|
D2FD ~E2GE|FDDE D2ED|B,E~E2 EFGA|BFGF ~E2ge|
f2dA BAFB|AF~F2 dBA2|DE~E2 A2ED|DDB,D Defg|
fd~d2 cdBd|Ad (3Acd fdcd|(3Bcd gd (3ABd ed|A2ed cage|
fd~d2 cdGd|1 Adcd BdA2|DE (3EEE A2ED| DB,B,D Defg:|2 Adcd BdAD|DE3 AFEF| DB,A,B, D4|]