Ha'd the Cradle Rockin

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X:1 T:Ha'd the Cradle Rockin N:”Old” N:William Christie (1778-1849) was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f|D/D/D T(A>F) ADDd|E/E/E T(B>A) BEEd|D/D/D T(A>F) ADDf|Te>df>d Te2d:| f|d/d/d (.f.d) adfd|=c/c/c (.e.c) gcec|d/d/d (.f.d) adfd|abfa {f}Te2 (.d.f)| d/d/d (.f.d) adfd|=c/c/c (.e.c) gcec|dfeg faef|aefd {f}Te2d||



HA'D THE CRADLE ROCKIN. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. William Christie (1778-1849), a postman, song collector, dancing master and fiddler-composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, included "Ha'd the Cradle Rockin" in his 1820 collection. Christie often recorded his source for older tunes in his collection, but on this one he is silent.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 21.



See also listing at :
See Christie's handwritten c. 1818 manuscript, in preparation for his publishers in Edinburgh [1]



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