Bob with the One Horn (1)

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BOB WITH THE ONE HORN [1]. Scottish; Reel or Rant. USA, New England. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Tolman probably got his version from Kerr, who lists it at the end of his section of Irish reels. This seems either to be a mistake, perhaps of the printer, for the reel appears to be Scottish, or else it is an Irish reworking of the Scots tune "Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn (1) (The)." Tolman, taking his cue from Kerr, lists the tune as "Irish". The title is sometimes meant euphemistically to refer to a 'still', referring the the distillation tube angling down and out.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 187, p. 21. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 21.

Recorded sources:




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