Futterat Wi' the Grey Tail (The)

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X:1 T:Futterat wi' the gray tail, The N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:”Old” B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin B|:A<e-Te>d eAAB|TdcTBA GEEG|D>EG>A TB>ABg|G/G/G (G>B) {AB}c2 T(B>A):| .A(aTa>^g) aee^f|.g(aTge) gddg|.e(aTa>g) aeeg|dBGB {AB}c2 T(B>A)| .A(aTa>^g) aee^f|.g(aTge) gddg|Te>deg Tageg|dBGB {AB}c2 T(B>A):|]

FUTTERAT WI' THE GREY TAIL, THE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A futterat or futret is a ferret. William Christie, in whose 1820 collection this strathspey appears, marked the tune as "Old". The tune goes well paired with "Niel Gow's Wife."

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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 30. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 121. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 116.

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