The Tosson March jig

Also known as Miss Cahoons Reel.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Tosson March has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Tosson March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2A B2c|dge dBG|~c3 dBG|FAA A2D|
GDG BGB|dge dBG|~c3 Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|gbg faf|ege dBG|cec BdB|cAA A2d|
gbg faf|ege dBG|~c3 Adc|BGG G2:|

Four comments

Tosson March

Composed by Billy Pigg.

Nice tune

This tune is just wonderful! Thanks for posting it.

It’s very similar to a tune called the Roman Wall, more widely-known as the Eavesdropper, so whether it can be considered as a Billy Pigg composition is open to question. Then again, the Rolling Stones stole his Gypsy’s Lullaby for You Can’t Always Get What You Want! 😉

The Tosson March s also recorded on Anthony Robb’s "Windy Gyle" CD.


Re: The Tosson March

Robert Bremner published this tune in the key of F in 1769 under the title, "Miss Cahoons Reel". [RobertBremner, A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances, (London, 1769), page 98.]