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CORBY AND THE PYETT, THE (The Raven and the Magpie). AKA and see "Bonnet Makers of Dundee (The)," "Sweet Molly (2)." Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFF. Scottish composer and music publisher James Oswald printed the tune under the "Corby and the Pyett" title in his Caledonian Pocket Companion (1743-48). It appears in Robert Bremner's 1757 volume as "Bonnet Makers of Dundee (The)" and in Aird (Selections, 1782) and Kerr (c. 1887) as "Sweet Molly."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 7), 1760; p. 5.

Recorded sources: Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000).




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