Corimonie's Rant

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X:1 T:Corimonie’s Rant M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:D. Dow B:Davie's Caledonian Repository (Aberdeen, 1829-30, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F|D/D/D A>F d>FA>B|D/D/D A>F E>FG<B|D/D/D A>F d>FA>c|d>fe>g f<d d:| g|f>dd>f g>ef>d|e/e/e f>d g>e=c>e|f>dd>f g>ef>d|e/e/e e/e/e f>dd>g| f>dd>f g>ef>d|e>df>d g>e=c>e|f>ae<f d>ef>d|A>FA>g f>d d2||

CORI(E)MONIES RANT. AKA and see "Miss Brown's Reel." Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (most versions): AABB' (Kerr). Composition of the melody is credited to Daniel Dow (1732-1783) by Kerr, Glen and others. Linscott (1939) says only "it is very old." Glen (1981) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collection (p. 21).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Davie (Davies Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 23. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 6. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 37. S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 44. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 141, p. 17. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 3), 1844–1845; p. 5. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 90. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 136-137.

Recorded sources : - Greentrax CDTRAX 9009, Donald MacDonell (1888-1967) - "Scottish Tradition 9: The Fiddler and his Art" (1993).

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