Dusting Sieve (The)
X:1 % T:Dusting Sieve C:James Porteous (Annandale, 1762-1847) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 223) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix AG|Fddd Aeee|dfff eggg|fafd egec|dfed cBAG| Fddd Aeee|dfff eggg|fafd egec|(f/e/d/c/) d2|| a/g/|faaa dbbb|cggg faaa|Bggg Afff|Gfed cBAG| FAdF GBdB|cege dfaf|bagf agfe|d2 f/e/d/c/ d2||
DUSTING SIEVE, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by fiddler-composer James Porteous (1762-1847) of Annandale, Dumfries. The melody appears in the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, and also in the 1838 music manuscript collection of William Irwin, Lake District, Cumbria (as "James Porteus' Dusting Sieve").