Annotation:Poor of Purse but Routh o' Credit

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X:1 T:Poor of Purse but Routh o' Credit M:C L:1/8 S:Aird - Selection, vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix (d/e/f/g/) a2 fd (f/g/a/f/) | d/e/f/g/ a2 gc (e/f/g/e/) | d/e/f/g/ a2 fd f/g/a/f/ | e/f/g/e/ f/g/a/f/ g/f/e/d/ ce :||: fdAd fd e/f/g/e/ | fdAd gc e/f/g/e/|fdAd fd f/g/a/f/|ga/g/ fa/f/ ec e/f/g/e/:|

POOR OF PURSE BUT ROUTH O’ CREDIT. AKA and see "Cuddy Splutter," "Cut 'em sprightly," "Cutom Spruitty," "Little Benton, "Scant of Siller." Scottish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The word routh in the title is a Scottish word meaning ‘plenty’. The tune under this title was also entered into the 1788 music manuscript collection of flute player Thomas Molyneaux, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. See also Northumbrian musician William Vickers' version as "Little Benton." A variant was known as "Scant of Siller/Silver" in the north of England.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 93, p. 34. John Hall (A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs), c. 1818; p. 24.

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