Weaver has a Daughter (The)

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X:1 T:Weaver has a Daughter, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Stathspey B:Laybourn - Köhlers' Violin Repository Book 2 (1881-1885, p. 182). Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin d|B<G(G>A) (B>F)F>d|B<G(G>F) {d}e3g|.f>.e~(d>c) B>GF<e|.d>.c(B>A) {^F}G2G:| |:^f|g<d(d=e) (=f>c)c>^f|g<d(d>g) (d<b)a>g|f>d~(d>c) B>GF<e|.d>.c(B>A) {^F}G2G:|]



WEAVER HAS A DOCHTER/DAUGHTER, THE (Tha Nighean aig a'bhreabadair). AKA and see “Weaver's Daughter (1) (The)”. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The words sung to this melody express surprise at the success of the weaver's daughter in finding a husband, and, for the comfort of her new yoke fellow, give a ludicrous detail of her former intimacy with many well known characters around Lochness" (Fraser).


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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 21, p. 7. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880’s; No. 181, p. 21. Laybourn (Köhlers' Violin Repository Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 182. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 292 (appears as “The Weaver’s Daughter”).






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