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X:1 T:Fire Away N:”To Mr. John Munro, Benrinnes.” C:J. Scott Skinner M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Skinner – Miller o’ Hirn Collection (1881, No. 91, p. 47) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F [F/A/]!fermata![F4A4]||A/>B/|(3c/c/c/ (A/>B/) c/>d/e/>/f/|(3d/d/d/ (B/>c/) d/>e/f/>g/|(3e/e/e/ (c/>d/) e/>f/g/>a/|b/>a/g/>f/ e/>d/c/>=B/| (3c/c/c/ (A/>B/) c/>d/e/>f/|(3d/d/d/ (B/>c/) d/>e/f/>g/|(3e/e/e/ (c/>d/) e/>f/g/>[e/a/]|[Af][ca]-[Af]:| (e/>f/)|^f/>g/b/>a/ g/>=f/e/>d/|=B/>c/a/>g/ f/>e/d/>c/|A/>B/g/>f/ e/>dc/>=B/|d/>c/=B/>c/ A/>F/A/>B/| (3c/c/c/ (A/>B/) c/>d/e/>f/|(3d/d/d/ (B/>c/) d/>e/f/>g/|(3e/e/e/ (c/>d/) e/>f/g/>e/|[Af][ca]-[Af] e/>f/| (3g/g/g/ b/>a/ g/>fe/>d/|(3c/c/c/ a/>g/ f/>e/d/>c/|(3B/B/B/ g/>f e/>d/c/>=B/|d/>c/=B/>c/ A/>F/A/>B/| (3c/c/c/ (A/>B/) c/>d/e/>f/|(3d/d/d/ (B/>c/) d/>e/f/>g/|(3e/e/e/ (c/>d/) e/>f/g/>e/|[Af][ca]-[Af]||"or" f a' F||

FIRE AWAY. Scottish, Hornpipe (whole or 2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Fire Away" was composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer and dancing master James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), who dedicated it to Mr. John Munro, Benrinnes.

The tune was popularized among Cape Breton fiddlers by Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 44, p. 17. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881; No. 91, p. 47.

Recorded sources : - Celtic 042 (78 RPM), Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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