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X:1 % T:Strong Man o' Drum, The M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey or Reel C:J. Scott Skinner N:"To G. Davidson, Athlete" B:Skinner - The Logie Collection (1888, p. 88) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|F>DA>D ~F<AA>G|F>DA>F {D}d2 d>A|F>D A>D F<AA>=F| E>=C =c>E {E}G2-G:|g|f>e d>D F<(AA>)G|F>D {D}d>F {F}(A2 A>)g| f>e d>D F<AA>=F|E>=C =c>E {E}(G2 G>)g|f>e d>D F<(AA>)G| F>D {D}d>F {F}(A2 A>)c|(3dcd (3edc (3dcB (3AGE|E<=C {C}=c>E {E}G2-G||



STRONG MAN O' DRUM, THE. Scottish, Strathpsey or Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by fiddler-composer and dancing master J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), dedicated to G. Davidson, athlete. Davidson was a champion at the hammer throw and putting the shot (Highland predecessor to the shot-put) in Highland games in the 1880's.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Skinner (The Logie Collection), 1888; p. 88.

Recorded sources: - Rounder CD7044, Donald MacLellan - "Dusky Meadow" (2003). Rounder CD7037, "Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, vol. 1: Mabout Coal Mines."

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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