X:1 T:Finnin' Haddies M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 73 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin B|e<e B>A G>FE>G|F<d A>G F<D DB|e<e B>A G>FE>G|(3FGA (3BAB G>E E:| |:F|G<G B>G d>GB>G|F<d A>G F<D D>F|G<G B>G d>GB>e|(3gfe (3Be^d e>E E:||
FINNIN' HADDIES. Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A finnin' haddie is a smoked fish, a Findon haddock, named for the village near Aberdeen where the process originated. The strathspey was composed by Carl Volti, born Archibald Milligan in Glasgow in 1849. Volti, a fiddler, composed many tunes found in the Kerr's collections and also published several tutors, albums of popular songs, national overtures, etc.