My Daddy's left me gear enough

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MY DADDY'S LEFT ME GEAR ENOUGH. AKA - "My daddy left me gear enough a couter." AKA and see "Willie Winkie's Testament (2)." Scottish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The title is from an air that first appeared as country dance and song air in John Walsh's Caledonian Country Dances (1731, p. 17) and William Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius (1733), but is thought to date to the beginning of the 18th century. The melody was included in many of the most prominent Scottish collections for the next 80 years as an instrumental tune with various spellings (e.g. "Willie Winkle," "Willie Winks," "Willy Winky" etc.). The title in Thomson's volume is "Willie Winkie's Testament (2)," but the melody has many variant and differing titles in several genres, with derivatives and developments as well (see note for "Willie Winkie's Testament (2)" for more). The song is essentially is a listing of odd objects left to the protagonist by his father and appears as "My daddy's left me hear enough" in David Herd's Ancient and modern Scottish songs (1776), reprinted in James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, vol. 6 (1803).

My daddy left me gear enough
a couter and an auld beam plough
a nebbed staff a nutting tyne
a fishing wand wi' hook and line
Wi' twa auld stools and a dirt house
a jerkinet scare worth a louse
an auld pat that wants the lug
a spurtle and a sowen mug.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 6), 1803; Song 526, pp. 542-543

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