Hit Her on the Bum
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HIT HER ON THE BUM. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFF. A version of "I Cannot Win at Her for Her Big Belly," printed in London by Henry Playford in his Original Scotch Tunes (1700). The pizzicato section is thought to be the work of Robert Bremner (c. 1713-1789) and is used to illustrate the title. 6/8 Tunes with this title also appear in Neil Stewart's Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches (Edinburgh, 1788, p. 143), and James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (London, 1760, vol. 6, 17). As sensibilities changed at the end of the cientury, the Gows modified the title to the awkward "Hit Her on the Thumb."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6), 1760; p. 17.