I first heard this fine Shetland tune on a fiddle weekend in the Yorkshire Dales by Jenna Reid - she follows it nicely with ‘Da Fashion O Da Delting Lasses’ and ‘Up and Doon da Harbour’ on her CD ‘Da Homin’ (see Recordings link)
Im not even saying its a variant, but it reminded me of Billy Boy. Here’s Billy Boy in AA BB…
T: The Billy Boy Stomp
(3ABc |: d2 dd | g2 Bc | d2 de | dc Bc | d2 dd | g2 BB |1 BA z2 | z2 Bc :|2 BA z2 | z2 AB |
|: c2 BA | d2 cA | BA Bc | d2 (3gfe | d2 Bc | dc AF |1 AG z2 | z2 AB :|2 AG z2 |
Maybe that’s what was rolling around in the mud of my mind snorting nonsense syllables longing to join up into lyrics?
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