X:1 T:Carron's Reell T:U Choira Chruim M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Cumming - Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1780, No. 50, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D>(GG>A) =F>G A>F|D>(GG>B) c>G B>(G|c>G) B>G A>G =F>C| C>GG>B A>F G:|G|G>(gg>a) =f>g a>f|d>(g g2) b>g a>g| d>(gg>a) =F>G A>F|d>(g g>b) a>f g2|=f>g d>f c>f A>F| D>GG>B c>G B>G|(=f/g/a) f>d Tc>_B A>=F|D>GG>B A>F G||
CARRON'S REEL. AKA - "U Choira Chruim," "A’ chaora chruim." AKA and see "Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn (1) (The)," "Cheap Mutton." Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Angus Cumming's 1780 collection (p. 17), however it is mentioned in older Gaelic sources so is not original with Cumming. It caught the attention of the Reverend Skinner who wrote his famous lyrics set to the tune, "The Ewie wi' the Crooked Horn," by which title the tune is generally known today. "Carron's Reel" perhaps refers to the River Carron, in central Scotland.