Annotation:Smith he's black an' brucket (The)

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X:1 T:Smith he's black an' brucket, The N:"Old" N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderato" B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|(D2G2).G2.d2B2G2|.A2.A2 =f2c2A2F2|(D2G2).G2.d2B2G2|(AB).c.A (dc).B.A G3:|| d|Tg3 b (ag).f.a g2d2|~=f3a (gf).e.g f2c2|~g3b (ag).f.a g2B2|(AB).c.A (dc).B.A ~G3d| ~g3b (ag).f.a g2d2|~=f3a (gf).e.g f2c2|(g2.b2) (f2.a2) g2B2|(AB).c.A (dc).B.A G3||

SMITH HE'S BLACK AN' BRUCKET. Scottish, Air (3/2 time). G Mixoldyian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. William Christie marked it "old" in his 1820 collection, but there is little information about the song (if it is indeed a song air) to be found.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 10.

Recorded sources: -Cathal McConnell and Duncan Wood - "Auld Springs Gies Nae Price."

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