Sick Boy (2) (The)
X:1 T:Sick Boy , The M:C L:1/8 C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) S:Harp and Claymore (1904) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E | A>BcG A2e2 | dcBA G2 (F2 | E2) z2 z/(C/E/A/) z/(c/e/a/) | a2 z (^g a2 a) :| e | a>Ae>A f2 ed | c>Ae>A B2 ze | a>Ae>A c2 AA | (DE/F/ E^G) (A2A) e | a>Ae>A f2 ed | c>Ae>A B2 zE | (A>BcB) AECA, | (DE/F/ E ^G) (A,2 A,) ||
J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). A note verso on Gavin Grieg's manuscript copy of the tune, in Skinner's hand, says 'Wee Manson'. Manson was J. Scott Skinner's son, born in 1881. Barely a toddler, his illness must have been a source of grave concern for his parents. Manson survived and, in his youth, sometimes shared the stage with his father, singing and dancing Highland and 'novelty' dances. Later in life he emigrated to Australia and fought in World War I with the ANZACS.