I'll Hae a Piper to My Gudeman

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X:1 T:I'll hae a Piper to my Gudeman C:”Old” N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" N:”Communicated by J. Allardyce.” B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D G|(F/G/A).A {de}Tf2 e|{g}fdB TB2A|FGA (f/g/).a/.g/.f/.e/|{c}dBA A2E| ~F2A (d/e/f).d|{f}Te>dB TB2A|(FG).A (df).e|(d<B).A A2:| |:f|(ga).g {g}Tf2e|fdB Bde|fef aee|(fd).B g2g| ~g>ag (gf).e|fdB Ade|(fd).f (ec).e|(dB).A A2:|]



I'LL HAE A PIPER TO MY GUDEMAN. Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This slow 6/8 air was included by William Christie in his Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c. (1820), who remarked that it was an "old" melody. Christie obtained it from one J. Allardyce, whom Christie credited with several other old Aberdeenshire tunes in his collection (see "Duncan Swine's Wife," "Warld's gane o'er me now (The)," and "Lassie an' Siller an' a's my ain,"


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 26.






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