Smith O’ Couster reel

Also known as Smith O Cousters Fancy, Smith Of Couster’s Fancy, Smith Of Coustra.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Smith O’ Couster has been added to 1 tune set.

Smith O' Couster has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Smith O' Couster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2fd gece|dfed cAA=c|BGGB AFFA|^GBed cABc|
d2fd gece|dfed cAA=c|BGGB AFFA|1 Bgec fddA:|2 Bgec fdde||
fdad ecac|dfed cAA=c|BGGB AFFA|^GBed cAAe|
fdad ecac|dfed cAA=c|BGGB AFFA|1 Bgec fdde:|2 Bgec fdd2||
X: 2
T: Smith O' Couster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABc |: d2fa gece | dfed cAAd | BGGd AFFA | ^GBed c2 (3ABc |
| d2(3fga gece | dfed cAAd | BGGF GABc |1 dfec d2 (3ABc :|2 dfec d2 de ||
|: fdfa ecec | dfed cAAd | BGGd AFFd
|1 ^GBed c2 de | fdfa ecec | dfed c~A3 | BGGF GABc | dfec d2 de :|
|2 ^GBed c2 (3ABc | d2fa gece | dfed cAAd | BGGF GABc | dfec d4 ||
X: 3
T: Smith O' Couster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | d2 fd gece | dfed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | ^GBed cAA
c | d2 fd gece | dfed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | Bgec fd d :|
g | fdad ecac | dBed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | ^GBed cAA
g | fdad ecac | dBed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | Bgec fd d
g | fdad ecac | dBed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | ^GBed cAA
A | d2 fd gece | dfed cAA=c | BGGB AFFA | Bgec fd d |]

Five comments

Smith O’ Couster

Tom Anderson composed this Reel,

Nice Harmonic Shifts

I like the way this one doesn’t belabor the tonic.

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Smith O’Couster

Nice tune I found in Eliot Grasso & Dave Cory (pipes & banjo) album "North by North West".
If anyone has some informations on the origin/composer ?

Smith o’ Couster

Composed by the late Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson. He recorded on his 1963 LP ‘Scottish Violin Music’ as "Smith of Couster’s Fancy". It was written for his friend Magnie Smith, who also played fiddle.

Smith O’Couster, X:2

Setting number 2 was transcribed from the playing of Tom Anderson (who composed it) and Aly Bain on a television programme called "Down Home: From Shetland to Texas" from 1985.