Can you tell us more about this tune? It’s not a bad little tune… I notice it begins with the "high" part first and reminds me of some American tunes… any history behind it… did you write it?
All i really know about this tune is that it is from Shetland, I don’t know who wrote it, but i found it in the music book "Da Mirrie Dancers" put together by Tom Anderson and a Georgeson man. I like this tune, so I thought I would add it. I will fin dout more about it though.
Some brief notes from ibiblio.org
MY WIFE’S A DRUNKARD. Shetland, Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard. AABB. Source for notated version: Arthur Peterson (Shetland) [Anderson & Georgeson]. Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; pg. 24.
I found the tune a while back on Chris Hoseasons’ site (I put a link to it on this site but it seems to be undergoing redesign at the moment)
Im glad you didnt write it, I was worried about your wife. I thought it may be a Shetland tune.
Enjoying this tune…..playing it over and over and over…..in a trance…..fun 🙂
Re: My Wife’s A Drunkard
More commonly played like this round these parts -
T: My Wife’s A Drunkard
e | ae ~e2 a2 ef | gede g2 fg | ae ~e2 a2 ge | [1 dBGB A3 :| [2 dBGB A2 ||
Bd | eAcA e2 ge | dBGB d2 cd | eAcA e2 ge | [1 dBGB A2 :| [ 2 dBGB A3 ||