Annotation:Corby and the Pyett (The)

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X:1 T:Corbey and the Pyett, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Brisk" B:Oswald - Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 7 (1760, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin Beef Te2 (d<B)|defe dBAd|Beef Te2 (d<B)|dBAF E/E/E E2:| |:F2 T(F>E) DEFA|B/B/B T(B>A) Bdef|dBAF DEFA|BdAF E/E/E E2:| |:(B<e) e2 T(e>d)Be|(d<f)(B<d) DEFD|(E<e)Te<d (B<e)Te>d| TB>AdF E/E/E E2::(F<d) TF<E (D<d) TF>A|B2 (3dBA Ba T(f>e)| d>fTe>d T(B>A)(F<d)|D>d A>TF E/E/E E2:: B>eTe>d Te>dB>e| d>e (3fed A>FD>F|E>eTe>d b>aT(f>e)|Td>B TA>F E/E/E E2:| |:F>d D>d F>d D>d|B/B/B TB>A b>aT(f>e)|d>fTe>d B>d (3AFD|E>F d>F E/E/E E2:|]

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 cellist, composer and music publisher wikipedia:James_Oswald_(composer) printed the tune under the title "Corby and the Pyett" (i.e. 'the raven and the magpie') 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 (Fourth Collection, c. 1887) as "Sweet Molly (2)."

Additional notes

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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