Steer her up and had her gan

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X:1 T:Steer her up and had her gan M:C| L:1/8 R:Scots Measure B:McGlashan – Collection of Scots Measures (178?) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D af|d2d2f3e|defg a2AG|F2A2A2GF|E2E2 c3e| d2d2f3e|defg a2ga|bagf e2dc|d4D2 :| |: fe|d2A2F3A| dAGA GFED| E2 =c4 E=F| G=FED C2fe| d2A2F3E|DEFG Aagf| efgf ecAc| d4D2 :|



STEER HER UP AND HAD HER GAN. Scottish, Scots Measure (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Charles Gore explains the title "Steer her up and had her gan" has a nautical connection and translates as: "Bring her (the boat) up (to wind) and let (hold) her go(ing)." The tune and title are old and both appear in early manuscript collections: the Guthrie Manuscript (c. 1670-1680, p. 299), the Gairdyn Manuscript (1700-1735), and David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (1740, p. 266).


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Printed sources : - Gow (Complete Repository, Part 4), 1817; p. 8. McGlashan (Collection of Scots Measures), 178?; p. 11.






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