X:1 % T:Black Strap M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin A|BdcB AFAc|Bdce dfeg|fB (e/d/c/B/) Ac FA|BdTcA BGG:| ^f|gddB Acfa|gdTBA Gbag|fdTcB ABcd|dcBA BGE^f| gedB Acfa|gdBA Gb Fa|EgDf ABce|dcBA BGG||
BLACK STRAP. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The title predates the term 'black strap' referring to the third stage of refining molasses, yielding a dark, viscous syrup, known for its robust flavor. However, the term 'blackstrap molasses' is an Americanism dating from 1875 or before.