Wife She Brewed It (The)

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WIFE SHE BREWED IT, THE. Scottish, Strathspey (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is sometimes played in the key of 'A', for easier fingering on the fiddle. The melody was perhaps used by the composer Bartók in his Viola Concerto, first and last movements.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Kerr’s Caledonian Collection), p. 13.

Recorded sources: Andrew Rankine - "Scottish Accordion Dance Music - The Ceilidh Collection." Fife Strathspey and Reel Society – “The Fiddle Sounds of Fife” (1980). Springthyme Records SPRCD1044, Tom Hughes - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders" (2015). Victor 67845 (78 RPM), Pipe Major Forsyth (1917. Henry Forsyth {1872-1941} was appointed piper to the Duke of York, later George V, in 1905).

See also listing at:
Hear Andrew Rankine's recording on youtube.com [1]




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