Road to Skye (The)

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X: 1 % T: Road to Skye, The R: jig Z: John Chambers <> B: Grumbling M: 6/8 L: 1/8 K: A E \ | "A"AGF ECE | Ace "D"f2e | "A"acc "F#m"cBc | "Bm"dFF "E7"F2E | "A"AGF ECE | Ace "D"f2e | "A"acc "E7"BAB | "A"cAA A2 || E \ | "A"Ace Ace | Ace "E7"dcB | "A"Ace "B7"fga | "E"gee "E7"efg | "A"aba "E"gag | "D"fgf "A"ecA | "E7"EGB dcB | "A"cAA A2 || E \ | "A"Ace Ace | Ace "E7"dcB | "A"Ace "B7"fga | "E"gee "E7"efg | "A"a3 "E"g3 | "D"f3 "A"e3 | "E7"EGB dcB | "A"cAA A2 ||

ROAD TO SKYE. AKA and see "Paddy's Resource (1)," "Rover (2) (The)." Canadian, Scottish, Irish, English; Jig. Canada; Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton. A Major (Dunlay, Perlman) or G Major (Dunlay). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A Cape Breton version of the Scottish/Irish/English jig usually known as "Paddy's Resource (1)," traceable to the late 18th century. "Kitty of Coleraine" is a closely related tune. The tune is played in both ‘A’ and ‘G’ major on Cape Breton.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Buddy MacMaster (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg, Dunlay & Reich]; Donna Hebert (Mass.) [Phillips]; Allan MacDonald (b. 1950, Bangor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 105. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 69. Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 23. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 142. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 377. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 170.

Recorded sources: - Glencoe GMI-001, "Cape Breton Symphony". Rodeo 118, Joe MacLean (78 RPM).

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

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