Corbie an' da Craw (Da)

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X:1 % T:Corbie an' da Craa, Da S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Lerwick) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Steady" N:Q=96-108 B:Pat Shuldham Shaw - "A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957" B:Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 146. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix F|G2 FE {FE}F2 d2|AGFE DEFD|EEGE E2e2|dBdF E2 E:| |:E|e2 ed effg|fedB defd|e2 ed effg|fedB e2B2| e2 ed effg|fedB defe|dBBA FABe|dBAF E2E||

CORBIE AND 'DA CRAW, DA. Shetland, Shetland Reel (cut or 4/4 time). D Major/D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Anderson): AAB (Shuldham-Shaw). Shetland fiddler and collector Tom Anderson said the tune is a traditional Shetland Reel, known throughout the islands, depicting a fight between a raven and a crow. Pat Shuldam-Shaw opined: "One of the finest reels I heard in Shetland."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler and cooper John Stickle (1875-1957, originally from Unst, removed to Lerwick) [Shuldham-Shaw].

Printed sources : - Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 100.

Recorded sources: - Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978).

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