Nimble Fingers (2)
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NIMBLE FINGERS . Scottish, Quickstep. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed in 1926 by Aberdeenshire fiddler and composer J. Murdoch Henderson (1902-1972), dedicated to a blind pianist from Aberdeen named Miss Carr. Cape Breton fiddler Joe MacLean recorded the melody on an early 78 RPM disc. Paul Cranford (1997) notes the tune was meant to be played as a listening tune at something slower than dance tempo, but that Winston Fitzgerald 'smoothed out' some of the ending arpeggios and chromatics to enable him to play it for dances.