Drunken Wives of Carlisle (The)

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DRUNKEN WIVES OF CARLISLE. AKA and see "Gie the Mauking Mair O't." Scottish, Reel. Scotland, Lowlands. G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDEFG. A tune double tonic tune (based on two adjacent major chords) composed for the lowland pipes from the early-mid eighteenth century, commenting on that Lowlands town's women.

Source for notated version: Source for notated version: the (Margaret) Sinkler Manuscript, p. 9.

Printed sources: Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 14, p. 29.

Recorded sources:




Tune properties and standard notation