The Underhill reel

Also known as Da Underhill, Da Underhoull.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Underhill has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Underhill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|:dBBA GABG|A2 BG ABde|dBBA GABG|1 AGAB G2 ge:|2 AGAB G2 g2||
|:faea fede|faea faea|faea fedB|1 AGAB G2 g2:|2 AGAB G2||

Two comments

The Underhill - Shetland reel

I’ve a feeling this is really called “Da Underhoull”, in Shetland dialect. It is labelled The Underhill, however, on one of the High Level Ranters’ records of the 1960s, which is how I first heard it.

I don’t know what the name “Underhill” or “Underhoull” refers to, or if it’s a reference to a particular Shetland place.

The Underhill

In all the Sherland recordings of it I have, and in Tom Anderson’s book ‘Da Mirrie Dancers’, it is called simply “Underhill” or “Da Underhill”. Anderson mentions that it is “a tune from the West side”.