Written by Scottish box player Ian Lowthian. I picked up this tune when I first came to Sydney, and I used to hear the Scottish fiddle crowd playing it sometimes at venues like the Canberra Folk Festival. The first setting I had was slightly different in both parts and went like this:
e|cBA AfA|eAf ecA|BAF E^DE|F3 F2e|
cBA AfA|eAf afe|BAc BAF|~A3 A2:|
|:f|e2f- f2a-|a=ge cBA|e2f ecA|cBB B2f|
e2f- f2a-|a=ge cBA|BAc BAF|~A3 A2:|
If you’re like me and don’t like funky syncopations in tunes, you could do something like |efc e2f|afe cBA| for the start of the B-part.
I think this one is also on Rodney Miller’s Airdance album. It’s a great tune, I love it.
It’s a smashing tune, thanks for posting it.🙂
This tune works really well after Summer Lovin’ (from the musical "Grease"), like we did at Folkworks. What do you think, Dow?
(Summer Lovin’ in A, obviously…)
I like to add blues to the B section by stratigically substituting C naturals for C sharps. Would definitely recommend, esp. in parternship with manifold double stops.