Annotation:Doon the Water

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X:1 T:Doon the Water M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 33 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A c/c/c c2 cBce | c/c/c c2 cBce | fgag fedc | dcBA GBBd :|| c/c/c c2 ceea | c/c/c c2 ceea |f/f/f f2 fedc | dcBA GBBd| c/c/c c2 ceea | c/c/c c2 ceea|fgag fedc | dcBA GBBd ||

DOON THE WATER. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Nigel Gatherer explains that 'going doon the water' was a Glaswegian expression referring to 'down the River Clyde'(i.e. to the sea) when, in Victorian times, thousands would holiday at the resorts along the coast of west Scotland. There are some similarities in the first strain with that of "Lord Lennox's March."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 33, p. 6.

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