Annotation:Gaberlunzie (The)

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X:1 T:Gaberlunzie, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 170 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin A|d^cde f2 (ed)|^c=Bcd eAAc|d^cde fefg|abag fdd:| |:e|fefg a2 (gf)|edef gcce|fefg abag|fde^c dDDe| fefg a2 (gf)|edef gcce|d^cde fefg|abag fdd||

GABERLUNZIE(-MAN), THE. Scottish, Reel. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. There are 3/4 and 4/4 versions. A gaberlunzie was a beggar licensed to operate within the bounds of a particular parish, and could be identified by their custom of wearing a blue gown as well as a small stamp made of lead.

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Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 170, p. 20.

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