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WHA'LL DANCE WI' WATTIE. AKA and see "Clever Katie," "Cripple/Crippled Kitty." Shetland, Shetland Reel. Shetland, Nesting. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "A traditional reel from the North Mainland of Shetland. 'Wattie' was a seaman who was very fond of dancing. When he was home on leave and attending a local dance his partners had to work very hard to keep pace with him, and the word would go around 'Who'll dance with Wattie now?'" (Anderson). "Clever Katie" or "Crippled Kitty" was the name of the reel on the island of Whalsay.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 79.

Recorded sources: Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire - "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (1978. Learned from Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson). Topic Records 12TS281, Tom Anderson, Aly Bain - "The Silver Bow: Shetland Folk Fiddling vol. 1" (1976). Tannahill Weavers - "The Old Woman's Dance" (1978). Dick Gaughan - "Gaughan."

See also listing at:
Hear the Tannahill Weaver's recording on [1][2]
Hear Tom Anderson & Aly Bain's recording on [3]

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