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 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Marquis Of Huntly (a few times), Nut Brown Maiden (a few times), Pirrie Wirrie (a few times), Ruidhle Mo Nighean Donn (a few times) and The Smith Of Chilliechassie (a few times).

The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Four 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 .
X: 4
T: The Ewe Wi' The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|A2 A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<B c<A|d>c B>A G>A B<G |A2 A>c B<GA2| |A2A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<Bc<A|B/c/d c<ed>c B<G|A2 A>c B<G A2|
|e2 e>f d>e d<B| c<e e>f g>e >d| e2 e>f d>e d>B|c<2 e>g f>d e2|
|e2e>fd>ed>B|e2e>f g>e a>e|g>a g/f/e/d/B<Gd<B|a>f g>e f>d e>c|
|A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d|A<d d>e c>d e>c|A<d d>fe>c d2|
| A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d |g>fe>dc<A B<G|A<d d>fe>c d2|
||a>df>dg>ce>c|a>df>da>df>g|a>df>dg>ce>c|a>g f<a g>e d2:||

Eleven comments

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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The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn - the piper’s version

And here is the piper’s version. Far superior for mine. This is basically Ossian’s version, with a couple of touches from Deaf Shepherd’s rendition.
T: The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|A2 A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<B c<A|d>c B>A G>A B<G |A2 A>c B<GA2| |A2A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<Bc<A|B/c/d c<ed>c B<G|A2 A>c B<G A2|
|e2 e>f d>e d<B| c<e e>f g>e f<d| e2 e>f d>e d<B|c<2 e>g f<d e2|
|e2e>fd>ed<B|e2e>f g>e a<e|g>a g/f/e/d/B<Gd<B|a>f g>e f>d e<c|
|A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d|A<d d>e c>d e>c|A<d d>fe>c d2|
| A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d |g>fe>dc<A B<G|A<d d>fe>c d2|
|a>df>dg>ce>c|a>df>da>df>g|a>df>dg>ce>c|a>g f<a g>e d2|

The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn

Sorry those above dots are wrong in a couple of minor respects, including missing the repeat of part 4.

Corrected here -
X: 1
T: The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|A2 A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<B c<A|d>c B>A G>A B<G |A2 A>c B<GA2| |A2A>B G>A B<G|A2 A>c d<Bc<A|B/c/d c<ed>c B<G|A2 A>c B<G A2|
|e2 e>f d>e d<B| c<e e>f g>e >d| e2 e>f d>e d>B|c<2 e>g f>d e2|
|e2e>fd>ed>B|e2e>f g>e a>e|g>a g/f/e/d/B<Gd<B|a>f g>e f>d e>c|
|A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d|A<d d>e c>d e>c|A<d d>fe>c d2|
| A<d d>e c>d e>c| A<d d>f g>e f<d |g>fe>dc<A B<G|A<d d>fe>c d2|
||a>df>dg>ce>c|a>df>da>df>g|a>df>dg>ce>c|a>g f<a g>e d2:||

Re: The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn

Fliúiteadóir , be sure to add yours as a setting above (look for the "add a setting" button).

Once you’ve added a setting, you’ll be able to go back and edit it again at any time.

The Ewe Wi’ The Crookit Horn, X:4

The piper’s version. I prefer it to the shorter one.