Annotation:Repeal the Poll Tax

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X: 1 T:Repeal the Poll Tax R:Reel O:Scotland M:4/4 C:Sandy Mathers, 1988 K:A AB | \ ceec dcBc | AFEF A2FA | B2BA cefe | afec B2AB | ceec dcBc | AFEF A2FA | B2BA cefe | afec A2 :| |: ce | \ f2fe faaf | feef c2ec | BBBA cefe | afec B2ce | f2fe faaf | feef c2ec | B2BA cefe | afec A2:|** W:Copyright Sandy Mathers

REPEAL THE POLL TAX. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Scottish fiddler Sandy Mathers, a member of a variety of bands who also plays different instruments. It was titled in response to the Margaret Thatcher-era Poll Tax, introduced into Scotland in 1989 and England and Wales a year later, and was a flat-rate per capita Community Charge, a fixed amount levied by local authorities. It was met with widespread and vociferous popular protests and was replaced by John Major in 1992 with a property tax.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 18. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 172.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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