Da Aald Hill Grinnd jig

Also known as Auld Hill Grind, Da Aald Hill Grind, Da Auld Hill Grind, The Nut.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Da Aald Hill Grinnd has been added to 1 tune set.

Da Aald Hill Grinnd has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Da Aald Hill Grinnd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|"G"G2G "D7"G2A|"G"BAG G3|"C"edc "G"BAG|"Am"FAA "D7"AFD|
G2G "D7"G2A|"G"BGG g3|"C"f2e "D7"e2A|"G"A2G "G"G2:|
K:D
|:F/2G/2|"D"A3 f2e|"D"dcd "A7"A3|"D"ABA "Bm"AGF|"Em"G2E "A7"EFG|
DA2 f2e|"D"dcd "A"ABA|"G"Bcd "A7"edc|"D"d3 d2:|
X: 2
T: Da Aald Hill Grinnd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G>AG GcB | BAG G2e | edc BAG | BAA A2D | G>AG GcB | Bed dgf | e2G FGA | AGG G :||
fg || A>BA Afd | cAB A2A | ABA AFD | FEE EFG | A>BA Afd | cAB A2A | Bcd edc | ded d :||
# Added by hetty .

Seven comments

As you may guess by the tune’s spelling/title and with Aly B and Jenna Reid both being Shetlanders, it’s a Shetland jig!

I like the lift given by the change to Dmaj in the B part - you can really slide up on the E string (fiddle) to that F# in bar B2

The Nut

This can also be found as "The Nut" in ‘Kerr’s Collection of Reels & Strathspeys’ my copy of this was bought for 3/6pence (that is 3 shillings & 6 pence old money) looks like I’m showing me age here.
This version varies very slightly
T: the Nut
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
G>AG GcB | BAG G2e | edc BAG | BAA A2D | G>AG GcB | Bed dgf | e2G FGA | AGG G :||
fg || A>BA Afd | cAB A2A | ABA AFD | FEE EFG | A>BA Afd | cAB A2A | Bcd edc | ded d :||
Actually that is my notation as having just checked, ‘Kerr’s’ is just very slightly different again. But only a few notes at the end of the ‘A’ & ‘B’ musics.

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perhaps from shetland but has all the hallmarks of the heavy duty marches and polkas (this tune is easily converted -back?- into one) from mittleuropa that were popular in the 19th c
Can you hear the tubas pumping in the background?

well…at least in the second part
like a quietened, distant voice…