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GIN YE KISS MY WIFE, I'LL TELL THE MINISTER. Scottish, Pastoral Air (4/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Very old air." This was the original tune for the Sean Trews/Triubhas, an ancient Highland dance in which the dancers wear tartan trousers rather than the sporran and kilt.

Source for notated version: "Old air. Communicated by Mr. John Stuart" (Keith, Banffshire, Scotland) [Skinner].

Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 50. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 59. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 21.

Recorded sources: Culburnie CUL110, Abby Newton - "Crossing to Scotland" (1997). Maggie's Music MM107, Maggie Sansone with Ensemble Galilei - "Music in the Great Hall" (1992).




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