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X:1 T:Ca' the Stirk frae out the Corn N:”Very Old” M:C L:1/16 R:Highland Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 5 (1844-45, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin a2|AAA2 B3A Bd3 e4|d3gB3g A3G E4|(DG3)B3G A3GB3G|DDD2 E3G B3AA2:| |:g2|a3bag3 ba3 Ta4|g3ab3a g3ed3e|g3age3 de3 g4|e3gd3g B2A2G2:|]



CA' THE STIRKS FRAE OUT THE CORN. AKA and see "Lucky Can You Link Ony," "Mither Put Me to the Well (1)." Scottish, Highland Strathspey (whole time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Said to be a very old Scottish air. 'Stirks' = bullocks. See also the Shetland variant "Lucky Can You Link Ony".


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Printed sources : - Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 37. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 68, p. 10. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 5), 1844-45; p. 16. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 114. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 53.






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