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X:1 % T:Maut Man, Da S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Lerwick) M:9/8 L:1/8 Q:"Steady" N:Q=96 B:Pat Shuldham Shaw - "A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957" B:Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 135. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D a3 agf ece|\ M:12/8 L:1/8 B2 {Bc}B B2A AGF E3|\ M:9/8 L:1/8 a3 agf ece|\ M:12/8 L:1/8 efg a2A ABA A3:| M:9/8 L:1/8 |:d2e fdf ece|\ M:12/8 L:1/8 B2 B {Bc}B2A AGF E3|\ M:9/8 L:1/8 d2e fdf ece|\ M:12/8 L:1/8 efg a2A ABA A3:|]



MAUT MAN, DA. Shetland, Air (9/8 and 12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Collected in 1947 by Pat Shuldham-Shaw from Shetland cooper and fiddler John Stickle, whose great-grandfather, Friedemann (or Fredemann) von Stickel, was a German seaman and fiddler who was shipwrecked near the Shetlands (although local lore, perhaps tongue in cheek, had it that he had been thrown overboard due to his shipmate's exasperation at his constant playing, or perhaps because they just didn't like him). Friedemann settled in the islands and married two local girls in his lifetime. His son, also Friedemann, was born in the 1780's and was also a fiddler.

The Scottish air "Maltman (The)" (AKA - "Sir Roger de Coverly") is perhaps only distantly related to this tune, if at all. Pat Shaw notes that a tune with a similar structure is "Doon da Rooth," which Stickle also played. Peter Moar, in his article on Shetland Fiddle Tunes was of the opinion that these were probably spinning tunes, but Shaw thought they probably were rowing tunes.

Source for notated version: John Stickle, 1875-1957, Lerwick, Shetland, grandson of the younger Freidemann [Shuldham-Shaw].

Printed sources: Pat Shuldham-Shaw, "A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society), vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 135.

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