Willie are ye waukin

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X:1 T:Willie are ye waukin N:”Old” N:William Christie (1778-1849) was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|{c}TB>ABG d/d/d ~d2|egab Te2 (.d.g)|{c}TB>ABG d/d/d ~d2|eg Bg {B}TA2G:| d|g>abg aged|egab {g}e2 (.d.e)|Tg>abg aged|egBg {B}A2 (.G.d)| Tg>abg aged|egab {f}Te2 (.d.e)|gbab gaeg|dgBg {B}A2G||



WILLIE ARE YE WAUKIN. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. There is a fragment of text that may apply to this tune, collected from Mrs. Margaret Gillespie and printed in the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection vol. 8 (1925, p. 254), with the indicated tune "Smith's a Gallant Fireman (The)." The first line goes, "Ay, ay, Willie man, Willie are ye waukin' " [Roud No. 13152].


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 25.






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