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X:1 % T:Cutty S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Lerwick) M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Fairly Steady" N:Q=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. 138. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D f2d faf|e2d eg2|{fg}f2d f2d|f2d fa2| f2d faf|e2d efg|faf e2e|d2d fa2|| A2f ecA|c2d ee2|A2f ecA|c2d ee2| A2f ecA|d2d efg|faf e2e|d2dfa2||



CUTTY. Shetland, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A dance was performed to this tune (as mentioned by the collector Shuldham-Shaw) which Unst fiddler John Stickle maintained was "'a kind of kibby dance,' performed 'entirely in a sitting-on-the-heels position'" (Cooke, 1986). Cutty means 'short' or truncated in Scots dialect (although it also is a derogatory term for women--referring to an immoral female).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Stickle (Unst, Shetland) [Cooke]. The tune was originally collected by Pat Shuldham-Shaw after World War II.

Printed sources : - Cooke (The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles), 1986; Ex. 22, p. 74. Pat Shuldham Shaw ("A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society), vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962; p. 136.

Recorded sources: -



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