I'll Break Your Head for You

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I'LL BREAK YOUR HEAD FOR YOU. Scottish, Reel. Scotland, Skye. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Fraser, Kennedy, Köhler): AABB (Kerr). "This tune is a genuine lively air of the Isle of Skye, sung and danced at the same time, the name of which shows, that while the male dancers exert their agility, the one half must preserve a posture of attack, and the other half a posture of defence" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 20, p. 7. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 72, p. 19. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3); No. 176, p. 21. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository, Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 183.

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