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X:1 T:Snowy Monday M:6/8 L:1/8 C:Willie Taylor S:Willie Taylor R:Jig A:Northumberland N:The dotted notation of this tune can in no way convey the rhythm N:that Willy used to play it in Z:Johnny Adams – Village Music Project K:D A|F>GA D2F|A>dd f>dd|G>AB A>dd|A>gf e2A|F>GA D2F| A>dd f>dd|G>AB Age|1 f>dd d2A:|2 f>dd d2 f/g/||a>fd f>ed| b>GB d>cB|A>BA d>ef|agf e2 f/g/|a>fd f>ed|B>GB d>cB| A>BA age|fdd d2 f/g/|a>fd f>ed|B>GB d>cB|A>BA A>dd| Agf e2A|F>GA D2F|A>dd f>dd|G>AB Age|f>dd d2||



SNOWY MONDAY. English, March (6/8 time) or Jig. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A modern composition by Northumbrian fiddler Willie Taylor (1916-2000), very well known among Northumbrian musicians. Taylor said the tune had ‘lain about’ half written, until he was snowed in for a time on a stormy Monday. Taylor became known when Northumbrian concertina player Alistair Anderson brought together Taylor, piper Joe Hutton and harmonica player Will Atkinson to perform as ‘The Shepherds’.

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Recorded sources: -Mawson & Wareham Music MWM 1033, Willie Taylor & Kathryn Tickell – “From Sewingshields to Glendale” (1986).


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