T: Coket Side
|:edBG BgB2|edBG BgA2|edBG BgB2|egfa gBA2:|
|:BgBg g/f/e/d/ gd|BgBg g/f/e/d/ A2|BgBg g/f/e/d/ gd|egfa gBA2:|
Also known as Coquet Side, Coquetside.
Coket Side has been added to 8 tunebooks.
Found in the Northumbrian Pipe tune collection by Berwick.
In modern English the title would be Coquet Side (the first word being pronounced "Coke-it"). The Coquet is a river some forty miles long which flows into the North Sea about half-way between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed, in mid-Northumberland. Its valley is an attractive and interesting place with many trad music associations.
Here’s the version in the Minstrelsy:
S: Bruce & Stokoe – Northumbrian Minstelsy (1882)
edBG Be "tr"B2 | edBG Bg "tr"A2 |
edBG GBgd | egef gB "tr"A2 :|
|: BgBe g/f/e/d/ gd | BgBg eg "tr"A2 |
BgBe g/f/e/d/ gd | e/f/g/f/ g/f/e/d/ gB "tr"A2 :|
T: Coquett (sic.) Side
S: John Bell (c.1812)
edBG BeB2 | edBG Bg A2 |
edBG GBgd | egfa gB A2 :|
|: BgBg afgd | BgBg aB A2 |
BgBg afgd | egfa gB A2 :|
This plays better as more of a 2/4 march than a reel, along the lines of something like Meggy’s Foot.