Randy Wives of Greenlaw (The)

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X:1 T:Randy Wives of Greenlaw, The M:C L:1/8 C:J. King R:Reel B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (1846, p. 48) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D c|d2 AG F2 Dc|d2 fd (eB)Bc|d2 AG F2 DF|(GB)AG (FD)D:| c|d2 df (ab)af|gefd eBBc|d2 df (ab)af|geaf dd/d/d A| d2 df (ab)af|gefd eBBc|dfce BdAF|GBAF DD/D/D||



RANDY WIVES OF GREENLAW, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is credited to "J. King" by Manson in Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (1846). Greenlaw is located near Dunse, Scotland. Northumbrian concertina wizard Alistair Anderson helped popularize the tune in modern times.


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 43 (appears as "The Randy Wife of Greenlaw"). Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 3), 1885, p. 253. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 48. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 215. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 71.

Recorded sources : - Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald – “Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style” (2005).




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