Yowe Cam to Wir Door Yarmin (A)

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YOW(E) CAM TO WIR DOOR (YARMIN), A. Shetland, Listening Tune or Shetland Reel. Shetland, Whalsay. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A "very old" traditional Shetland tune, whose title means "A ewe came to our door bleating". Anderson (1970) notes "The interesting thing is the neutral note appearing in the 7th bar, fourth note. Neutral notes are also found in Hardangar (Norwegian/Swedish) fiddle music".

Source for notated version: John Irvine (1909-1984, Saltness, Symbister, Whalsay, Shetland) [Anderson & Georgeson].

Printed sources: Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; p. 18.

Recorded sources: Rounder 3006, Boys of the Lough "Second Album" (1974). Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, Vol. 2" (1978. Learned from the late collector John Irvine of Whalsay).




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