Cackling Hen (3)

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X:1 T:Cackling Hen [3] T:Hen’s March (to the Midden) M:C| L:1/8 N:D dorian in ms. B:William Mackie manuscript collection (Aberdeen, early 19th century) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|d2A2 defg|{f/g/}a2 gf e2A2|d2 de fefg|agfg {f/g/}a4| agfa gfeg|fedf A4|(d/e/f) (e/f/g) (f/g/)a gd|f2e2d3:| |:A|.A2.A2.A2.A2 |A2 Af e3f|.d2.d2.d2.d2|d2 dg f3a| d2 dd g3b|d2 dd f3a|.d.d.d.d. g3b|.d.d.d.d. f3a| agfa gfeg|fedf A4|(d/e/)f (e/f/)g f/g/a gf|f2e2d2:||



CACKLING HEN [3]. AKA and see "Hen's March to the Midden (The)." Scottish, March (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears under this title in the William Mackie music manuscript collection. Mackie was a piper from Aberdeenshire, whose manuscript includes settings of tunes for the Highland pipes, Scottish small-pipes, and flute/violin.

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