Again, from Kathryn Tickell’s Debateable Lands (and hopefully the default note is correct as quaver)
Better second time around, eh? ~ now you’ve squeezed the jig out of it… 😉
I believe the Kate in question is Catherine Cookson, the prolific and much-read novelist, who died in 1998. She was born in South Shields in 1906 and wrote out of her experience of growing up there. The tune may have been composed when Cookson died, as it appeared on the album "Debateable Lands" in 2000.
It is also on the Folkestra album "Suspended Slip Jig"
Re: Our Kate
I’ve just been introduced to this tune in a folk group that I go to - I am racking my brains because it sounds like another tune to a ballad, something about ‘rather than I should wed another, I fear I’ll lie in my grave’. Does it remind anyone else of an older traditional tune? It may have been on a vinyl LP I used to own, long since gone to the charity shop. Ah well - at least it will make it easier to learn!
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