Scant of Siller
X: 1 T:Scant Of Silver. WI.062 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 S:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Reel O:England A:Lake District N:A.G.G has written "Is the natural C intended"..well it sounds ok to N:me..CGP.. Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:G Ad2e|dfdf|Ac2d|cece|! Ad2e|dfdf|g2 a/g/f|ec-ce:|! |:d/e/f/g/ a2|fd-df|c/d/e/f/ g2|ec-ce|! d/e/f/g/ a2|fd-df|g2a/g/f|ecce|]
SCANT OF SILLER. AKA - "Scant of Silver." English, Reel (whole time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the music manuscript collections of William Vickers (1770), a musician from Northumberland, and William Irwin, a Lake District musician who entered it into his copybook some eighty years later. The similarly-titled "Scant of Money" is a different tune. Vickers researcher Matt Settle links the tune with "Poor a Purse and Routh o' Credit," and says "there are enough similarities to connect the two, especially bearing in mind the similar meetings of the titles . He also begs comparison with Vickers own "Little Benton" or "Cuddy Splutter" although he also says that tune may have more in common with "Scant of Money."
- Matt Seattle, Great Northern Tune Book, 2008, p. 200.