Sleep Soond I'da Moarnin'

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X:1 T:Sleep Soond I da Moarnin S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Unst/Lerwick) M:C| L:1/8 R:Shetland Reel Q:"Steady" N:Q=96-108 B:Pat Shuldham-Shaw - "A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957" B:Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 145. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:ADor Eaag a2 ef|gedB GABG|eaag a2 ef|{gf}gedB A2A2| Aaag a2 ef|gedB GABG|eaag a2 ef|{gf}gedB A2A2|| c<Aae ceAe|BcdB G3B|c<Aae ceAc|dBGB A2A2| c<Aae ceAe|BcdB G3B|cdef gage|dBGB A2A2||



SLEEP SOOND I'DA MOARNIN'. AKA and see "Gutters o Skeld (The)." Shetland, Shetland Reel. A Dorian (Shaw) or A Mixolydian. Standard, ADae or AEae tunings (fiddle). AB (Shuldham-Shaw): AA’B (Martin, Martin & Hughes), AABB (Williamson): AABB' (Brody, Cooke {Ex. 49b}): AA'BB' (Cooke {Ex. 49a}). Known all over the Shetland isles (Cooke). "Much played on the islands...a fairly typical Shetland reel" (Boys of the Lough). Christine Martin (2002) says the tune is known as “Da Gutters o’ Skeld” on the west side of Shetland and the northern island of Yell. Some see a similarity between Appalachian fiddler Burl Hammonds’ high part of “Washington's March (3)” and the second strain of “Sleep Soond.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Stickle (1875-1957, Unst/Lerwick) [Shuldahm-Shaw]; Tom Anderson and Aly Bain (Shetland Islands) [Brody]; W.B. Henderson & R Jamieson (Cullivoe, North Yell, Shetland) [Cooke].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 258. Cooke (The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles), 1986; Ex. 49, p. 107 (two versions). Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 99. Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 31. Pat Shuldham-Shaw ("A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957, Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 145. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 55 (includes two variations).

Recorded sources: -Culburnie CUL110, Abby Newton – “Crossing to Scotland” (1997). Culburnie Records CUL 121D, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – “Fire and Grace” (2004). Leader/Trailer LED-2 052, Bobby Jamieson & Willie Barclay Henderson - "Shetland Fiddlers" (1973). Philo 2019, Tom Anderson and Aly Bain "The Silver Bow" (1976). Shanachie 79002, "Boys of the Lough" (1973). Tartan Tapes CDTT1004, Chris Stout – “Heat the Hoose” (1998). Trailer 2086, "Boys of the Lough."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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