Bride is a Boanie Ting (Da)

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X:1 T:Bride is a Boanie Ting, Da T:Bride is a Bonny Thing, The S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Unst and Lerwick) N:Collected July, 1946, by Pat Shaw from the playing N:of Stickle at Baltasound, Unst. M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Slow" B:Pat Shuldham Shaw - "Folk Music and Dance in Shetland" B:Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. V, No. 2, 1947, p. 80. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G3G3|AFA ABc|G3G3|e^ce dBd| G3 G3|AFA ABc|dBd cBA|G3 G3:| |:def {gf}g2e|f2A ABA|d3 gdB|def {gf}gdB| def {gf}gfe|g2A ABc|dBd cBA|G3 G3:|]



BRIDE IS A BOANIE TING, DA. AKA "Bride is a Bonny Thing (The)." Scotland, Slow Air (6/8 time). G Major (Shuldham-Shaw): A Major (Anderson & Swing). Standard or AEae tuning (fiddle). Pat Shuldham-Shaw says this tune is another example of a Bride's March (i.e. a processional tune from the Kirk after the wedding nuptials). "The repetition of a short motif in the second parts of both these tunes is very typical." The tune may be a derivative of the Scottish "Bride's a Bonnie Thing (The)," printed in the 1atter 18th century by the Thompsons in London, and Oswald, Bremner and the Gows in Edinburgh. The tunes are different but have some similarities in the second strain.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Stickle (1875-1957, Baltasound, Unst, July, 1946) [Shuldham-Shaw].

Printed sources : - Anderson & Swing (Haand Me Doon da Fiddle), 1979. Pat Shuldham Shaw ("Folk Music and Dance in Shetland", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society), vol. V, No. 2, 1947; p. 80.

Recorded sources: -Park Records PRKCD90, Kathryn Tickell - Strange but True" (2006).



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