Drumdelgie jig

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One setting

X: 1
T: Drumdelgie
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ABA AFA|d2f g2f|e2c A2F|G3 F2G|
ABA AFA|d2f g2f|e2c ABc|1 d3 c2B:|2 d3 d2e||
|:f2f d2f|g2f e2g|f2d A2F|G3 F2G|
ABA AFA|d2f g2f|e2c ABc|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 c2B||

Three comments

This is an old Scottish jig and also the tune for a bothy ballad.It goes very nicely as a slide too.

Sounds more like a hornpipe to me.

I’ve never heard it played as a hornpipe,always a jig.Here are a few notes gleaned from the www.


DRUMDELGIE. Scottish, Jig and Air. Scotland, Aberdeeshire. D Major. Standard. ABB. "A well known bothy (bunkhouse) song (Williamson, 1976).


Fare ye will Drumdelgie, for I maun gang awa,

Fare ye weel Drundelgie, yer weetie weather an a’;

Fare ye weel drumdelgie, I bid ye a’ adieu,

I leave ye as I foond ye, a damned unceevil crew.


Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; pg. 48.Drink Your Tea Love, W5
Drops Of Brandy, J15
Drumdelgie (Miller of Stralloch), J4

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J4 Drumdelgie (Miller of Stralloch) / Spaceman / Maggie Brown’s Favourite / La Poule