Catch and Kiss the Romp

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X:1 T:Catch and Kiss the Romp L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin d|:G<G GA ~_B2 Bg|ecgc aceg|G<G GA _B2 B>a|gefd c/c/c ~g2:| |:e/f/g g_b _Bdfd|ecgc aceg|1 e/f/g g_b ~_Bdfd| gefd c/c/c g2:|2 e/f/g ga _bgf_e|d_Bfd c/c/c g2||

CATCH AND KISS THE ROMP (Nach beir thu air a'bhana mhearlach). Scottish, Pipe Reel. C Mixolydian (Athole, Fraser, Kerr): D Mixolydian (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Fraser, Johnson, Kohler): AABB' (Athole, Kerr). The tune begins on an A minor chord in the 'A' part, but cadences on a 'D' major chord. The 'B' part is double tonic, 'D' and 'C' chords. This tune "is one of the pipe reels mentioned in Note 13, many of which he (Fraser's father) acquired during his service in Canada, in a corps of Caledonians, inspired with their success" (Fraser).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 41, p. 15. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 10: Airs & Melodies of Scotland's Past), No. 10, 1992 (revised 2001); p. 3. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 138, p. 16. Köhlers’ Violin Repository Part Third, p. 197. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 50.

Recorded sources: - Culburnie Records CUL 101D, Alisdair Fraser - "Skydance" (1986). Greentrax Recordings, GiveWay - "Inspired" (2005).

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