Miss Betty Fitchet’s Wedding reel

Also known as Betty Fisher’s Wedding, Miss Betty Fichet’s Wedding.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Miss Betty Fitchet's Wedding has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Miss Betty Fitchet's Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGFA GBAc|B2d2 dcBc|A2c2 cBA2|GDEF GABd|
DGFA GBAc|B2d2 dcBc|A2cA FDEF|G2BA G4:|
[K:D]A2d2 FGA2|G2B2 A2d2|cdef gecA|dfAd FADA|
A2d2 FGA2|G2B2 A2d2|cdef gecA|1d2fe d2 FG:|2d2fe d2D2||
2
X: 2
T: Miss Betty Fitchet's Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[K:C]|:G/^F/=F/[|E4 EG^FA|G4 GEF^F|Gedc cBAG|c2B2 B4|
D4DFEG|F4FEDE|FcBA AG^FG|A2G2E4|
E4 EG^FA|G4 GEF^F|Gedc cBAG|c2B2 B4|
dddcB2A2|cccB A2G2|^F2G2e2d2|c2c2c4:|

Six comments

Betty Fitchets Wedding

This tune was written as a polka and normally played as one

Betty Fitchet’s Wedding

This tune was entered in 2007 but wrongly titled Betty Fisher’s Wedding. Jimmy Shand played a third part usually in C

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I submitted it and Brass Monkey,which incuded John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy called it Betty Fisher’s Wedding on their album,ditto when I saw them live and diito when I heard them in concert on BBC radio.

Just got hold of a full if low quality copy of Jimmy Shands version , instead of the 30 second clip I had before. I think the ‘C part’ is another tune medlied into Betty Fitchet’s. Sounds like a version of the verse of ‘Oh Joe the Boat is Going over’ and, or ’ Clee Hill, Not for joe’ is there a scottish name for it? Or can anyone identify it more positively.
low quality flash player version at last.fm
http://www.last.fm/music/Jimmy+Shand/_/Scottish+Country+Dances+In+Strict+Tempo+side+1

This is the first tune I’ve posted and I was tripped up a little by headings system. I assume this must be necessary to fit Jeremy’s Database.

I was told the tune was written by Angus Fitchet one time fiddle player in Jimmy Shands Band. Web search says he had a band of his own at some point and made some recordings aswel.

I got it from a local Shropshire session where it was definitely Betty Fitchet . All the track listings on the web I’ve seen also refer to Betty Fitchet. I assumed that Betty Fisher’s, which I half learnt originally was a variation that had taken on a life of it’s own. If it came from JK of course it may well be his variation on the tune, it’s what he believes in doing.

Betty Fitchet’s Polka C Part

According to his Shand Collection vol1 by Jimmy Shand Jnr, the tune was written for Sir Jimmy’s milkman in Dundee, for the milkman’s daughter’s wedding.

The tune is marked as A, B, A single, C, A single
and the C part is something along the lines of

[K:C]|:G/^F/=F/[|E4 EG^FA|G4 GEF^F|Gedc cBAG|c2B2 B4|
D4DFEG|F4FEDE|FcBA AG^FG|A2G2E4|
E4 EG^FA|G4 GEF^F|Gedc cBAG|c2B2 B4|
dddcB2A2|cccB A2G2|^F2G2e2d2|c2c2c4:|