Annotation:Short Coated Mary

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SHORT COATED MARY. Scottish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. X: 1 T:Short Coated Mary G:fiddle reel from the Western Isles M:4/4 L:1/8 F: K:EDor % dorian/mixolydian hexatonic E2B2 BABc|d2AF DEFD| E2B2 BABc|d2AF E2E2:| d2dB e2e2|d2d2 FFFD| d2dB e2e2|d2AF E2E2| d2dB e2e2|d2d2 FFFD|E2B2 BABc|d2AF E2E2|]

SHORT COATED MARY (Cota Gear Sgiobalta). Scottish, (Pipe) Reel (cut or 2/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. The tune is said to be from the Western Isles, but not much seems to be known about it. The first strain is shared with “Fiddler Play the Light Strathspey.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Martin & Hughes (The Scottish Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers), 1998. Author: Christine Martin; Anne Hughes

Recorded sources: - Temple TP 027, The Battlefield Band - "Celtic Hotel" (1987).

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