The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn strathspey

Also known as The Ewe With The Crooked Horn, The Ewie Wi’ The Crooked Horn, The Ewie Wi’ The Crooket Horn, The Ewie Wi’ The Crookit Horn, The Ewie With The Crooked Horn.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Marquis Of Huntly (a few times).

The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn has been added to 93 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
D<GG<A F>GA<F|D<G GA/B/ c>AB>G|A>Bc>B A>G F>C|D<G G>A F>AG2:|
K: Gdor
G<gg>a f>ga>f|d<g g>a f>ag2|d<gg>a b/a/g a/g/f|d<g b>g a>fg2|
f<ad<f c>BA<F|G/A/B/c/ d>B c>Ad>e|f<ad<f c<BA<F|G/A/B/c/ d>B c>A G2||
X: 2
T: The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G|(D<G) G>A F>GAF|(DG) ~GA/B/ (cA) (BG)|c>A d>B {B}A>G {G}F>E|DG ~GA/B/ cd G2|(D<G)G>A “tr”F>GAF|
(DG) ~GA/B/ (cA) (BG)|c>A d>B {B}A>G {G}F>E|(DG) ~GA/B/ cAd z/(B/|c>)(A d>)B {B}A>G {G}F>E|(DG) ~GA/B/ (cd) G||
X: 3
T: The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
"G"D<GG>A "F"F>GA<F | "G"D<G GA/B/ (3cBA B<G | "F"A>Bc>B "Dm"A>GF<D | "G"D<GG>_B "F"A<F "G"G2 :|
K: Gdor
"Gm"G<gg>a "F"f>ga<f | "Gm"d<gg>a "F"f<a "Gm"g2 | d<gg>a "Bb"(3bag (3agf | "Gm"d<gb>g "D"a<^f "Gm"g2 |
"Dm"f>g{fg}f>d "F"c/B/A/G/ F>A | "Gm"G/A/B/c/ d>B c>Ad>e | "Dm"f<ad<f "F"c<fA<F | "Gm"G/A/B/c/ d>B c>A G2 ||
# Added by Tate .

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In Scotland too, there is a reel version of the tune. It’s called "The Old Reel,"or "Cairngorm Brooch," and recorded by the band Ossian.

I thought this tune had 10 bars in the B part? I remembered it that way in Gow’s

From http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/EV_EY.htm

X:4
T:Ewie wi’ the Crooked Horn, The [1]
M:C
L:1/8
R:Air
B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822)
N:”As sung by Captain Skene R.N.”
N:”Slow”
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:G
G|(D<G) G>A F>GAF|(DG) ~GA/B/ (cA) (BG)|c>A d>B {B}A>G {G}F>E|DG ~GA/B/ cd G2|(D<G)G>A “tr”F>GAF|
(DG) ~GA/B/ (cA) (BG)|c>A d>B {B}A>G {G}F>E|(DG) ~GA/B/ cAd z/(B/|c>)(A d>)B {B}A>G {G}F>E|(DG) ~GA/B/ (cd) G||

Lyrics

Here are the lyrics from the site above:

verse:

Ilka ewe comes hame at even (x3)
Crookit hornie bides awa

chorus:

Ewie wi the crookit horn
May ye never see the morn
Ilka nicht you steal my corn
Ewie wi the crookit horn

Ilka ewie has a lambie (x3)
Crookit hornie she has twa

A the ewes gie milk eneuch (x3)
Crookit horn gies maist of a

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Sounds great on viola too!

Tunes for Hogmanay….

"Deaf Shepherd", playing the piper’s version of "The Ewie Wi’ The Crookit Horn", plus a few other tunes.
See y’all [ metaphorically speaking ] in 2014.
A’ the best, Kenny

http://youtu.be/WD-U1shXalk

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