Scars and Tattoos

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SCARS AND TATTOOS. Canadian, Reel (cut time). Canada, Cape Breton. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland (1955-2008, Inverness, Cape Breton) who told Susan Songer (Portland Collection) that the inspiration for the title came from a friends tale of attending a wake with some unsavory looking people, remarking that the display of scars and tattoos there normally would not be seen outside of a biker bar.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jerry Holland (Inverness, Cape Breton). Cranford (Jerry Holland’s Collection), 1995; No. 128, p. 37. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (The Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 179.

Recorded sources: - Jamie MacDonald & Christian Gamauf - "Pipe Slang."

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