The Fiddler’s Casket strathspey

Also known as The Casket Highland, Fiddler In A Box, The Fiddler In The Box Highland Fling, The Fiddler’s Last Fling.

The Fiddler's Casket has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Fiddler's Casket
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3GFE|D>EG>A B2 e>^c|d>BA<G E>G-G>E|
D>EG>A B>GB<e|d<GB>A G>FG>E|
D2 G>A B>e (3eee|d2 (3BAG E>D (3GFE|
D>G (3GGG B>e-e>^c|d>BA<F G2-||
G>B|d>ed>B d>G-G>B|d>ed>B A>D-D>B|
d2 d>B d2 (3gfe|d>G (3GGG G>DG>B|
d>e (3eee d>G (3GGG|d>Gg>e c>Bc<e|
d>g (3ggg b>g (3ggg|d>BA<F G2||
2
X: 2
T: The Fiddler's Casket
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G>E|D>EG>A B>GB>e|d>G (3BAG A>GE>G|
D>EG>A B>GB<e|d<GB>A G2:|
|:G>B|d>ed>B d>GB>e|d>ed>B A>DD>B|
[1 d>ed>B d2 g>e|d>GB>A G2:|
[2 d>gB>g b>gB>g|d>BA<F G2||

Five comments

A-part ~ corrected in the ABC’s, the ‘Sheetmusic’ happened so suddenly ~ those few c’s are in fact #, but your good ears will have told you that ~ ^c…

Either way works, natural or sharp, though mostly I’ve been playing them ^c…but I’m now returning to my nature and starting to like it natural… 😉

| D>EG>A B2 e>^c | & | D>G (3GGG B>e-e>^c |

"Put Me in the Big Chest"

Submitted on June 2nd 2004 by slainte.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3105

~ but cardboard or worms or fish will do… Maybe to feed some trees, maple or spruce, any instrument wood…

"The Fiddler’s Casket" ~ another simple take on it…

K: G Major
|: G>E |
D>EG>A B>GB>e | d>G (3BAG A>GE>G |
D>EG>A B>GB<e | d<GB>A G2 :|
|: G>B |
d>ed>B d>GB>e | d>ed>B A>DD>B |
1 d>ed>B d2 g>e | d>GB>A G2 :|
2 d>gB>g b>gB>g | d>BA<F G3 ||

As with the reel, it could also be played in A Major…

"Casket" in the wider and historic sense of the word…