Woer with the pock of meal

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X:1 T:Suìridhach a phoca mhine T:Woer with the pock of meal T:Colonel Macbain M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix d|ceAa cAeA|BdGd BGdB|ceAa cAec|dBGB AAA:| d|c2 c<e c<cg>e|d>edc BcdB|d<aag aeea|gefd e2 ef| gage c<cge|dedc BcdB|d<aag aeea|ecdB AAA||

WOER WITH THE POCK OF MEAL. Scottish, Reel (4/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title refers to a suitor (woer) with a pock (i.e. peck) of meal. Ground grain was at one time used as a type of currency in isolated regions, and a 'peck of meal' (along with the ability to replenish it) would have been an attractive commodity to a potential mate. All else considered, of course.

Compare with "Porto Bello (3)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - William Gunn (Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), 1848; p. 9.

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