My Wife’s A Drunkard reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

My Wife's A Drunkard has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: My Wife's A Drunkard
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
a>e e/2e/2e a2 ef|gede g2 g2|a>e e/2e/2e a2 e2|dBGB A3 z:|
eAcA e2 ge|dBGB d2 d2|eAcA e2 ge|dBGB A3 z:|
X: 2
T: My Wife's A Drunkard
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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 ||

Six comments

Interesting title

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?

Shetland

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)

Good

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 🙂

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Re: My Wife’s A Drunkard

More commonly played like this round these parts -

X: 1
T: My Wife’s A Drunkard
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
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 ||