X:1 T:Qualsay T:Boanie Isle o' Whalsay, Da S:J. Hoseason's 1863 music manuscript (Mid Yell, Shetland) M:C L:1/8 B:Cooke - Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles (1986) K:Amin A|(e/f/)e dc B2 (ed)|cA Bc BG .B/.c/.d|.e/.f/.e dc B2 (ed)|cA B/A/G A2A2:| A|(c/d/).e ag fded|cA A/B/c BGGB|ce ag fded|cA B/A/G A2AA| (c/d/).e ag fded|cA A/B/c BGGB|ce af bged|c>A B/A/G A3 A||
QUALSAY. AKA and see "Boanie Isle o' Whalsay (1) (Da)." Shetland, Reel. Shetland, Mid Yell. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. From James Hoseason's manuscript, 1863. The tune has been played in reel and jig time, but is generally played in reel time today. Cooke speculates that such tunes were originally played in an ambiguous time between duple and triple.