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
Sorry, I checked for this tune in the archives before I posted it but didn’t think of that spelling. Oh well…
Here’s another version:
T: Da Eye Wifey
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|]