Blue Yowe (Da)

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BLUE YOWE, DA. AKA - "Blue Yow, Da." Shetland, Shetland Reel (cut time). Shetland, Unst. D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bain, Shuldham-Shaw and Anderson say the tune is a descriptive piece by Friedemann Stickle of a quarrel between two women about who owned a uniquely colored female sheep. See the Shetland story "Essie Pattle an da Blue Yowe," a Shetland Cinderella story. Pat Shuldham-Shaw remarks that the rhythm of a typical Shetland Reel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Haand Me Doon da Fiddle), 1979; No. 49. Pat Shuldham Shaw ("A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society), vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 142.

Recorded sources: Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978). Boys of the Low - "The Day Dawn."




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