Auld Wife Ahunt the Fire

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 Theme code Index    326L4 3211H
 Also known as    Aald Wife Ahunt the Fire, Auld Wife Ayond the Fire, Old Wife Beyond the Fire (The), Old Wife Behind the Fire, Set the old wife beyond the fire, Welcome Royal Charlie
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish, Shetland/Orkney
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    SCOTLAND(Perth and Kinross), SCOTLAND(Shetland/Orkney), ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    David Young
 Book/Manuscript title    The MacFarlane Manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 233
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1740
 Artist    Jerry Holland
 Title of recording    A Session with Jerry Holland
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Fiddlesticks cassette
 Year recorded    1990
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Ald wife ayond the fire, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:David Young - The MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, p. 233) K:Gmix c|TB2 (AG) FFcA|TB2 (AG) GGgd|TB2 (AG) FFcA|BdAB G2G:| |:c|TB>c de cdTcA|TBd2 e/^f/ g/f/e/d/ gd|Bcde cc (d/c/B/A/)|(B/c/d) G2G:|]

X:1 T:Old Wife Beyond the Fire, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers’ music manuscript collection, p. 44 (Northumberland, 1770) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|B2 AG FAAc|B2 AG Bgec|B2 AG FAAc|dBcA G2c2:| |:Bcde fA c2|Bcde fd g2|Bcde fAcA|BgAF G2c2:|]

X:1 T:Auld wife ayont the Fire, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Gow – 1st Repository (1799) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|{c}B2 AG E/E/E cA|{c}B2 AG G/G/G gd|{c}B2 AG E/E/E (cA)|(B/c/d) A>B G2G:| c|B(dd)e c>dcB|Bddg (g/f/e/f/) g>d|B(dd>)e c>dcA|(B/c/d) (AB) G2 Gc| B(dd>)e c>dcA|Bddg (g/f/e/f/) g>d|B>cde c>dcA|B<d A>B {F}G3||

X:2 T:Auld wife ayont the Fire L:1/8 M:C R:”Very Slow” Strathspey S:Gow – 2nd Repository (1802) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|{c}B2 ~A>G FGA{B}c|{c}B2 ~A>G Gg g>d|(cB) ~AG F>GAc|(B<d) A>B {F}G2G:| c|B>cde ~c>dcA|(Bc)de de/f/ gd|B>cde c>dcA|(B<d) A>B {F}G2 G>c| B>cde ~c>dcA|B>c de/f/ (g/f/)g/a/ g>d|B>cde ~c>d cA|(B<d) A>B G2G||

X:1 T:Auld Wife ayont the Fire, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 3 (1844–1845, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|{c}B2- A.G E/E/E (cA)|{c}B2- A.G G/G/G (gd)|{c}B2- A.G E/E/E (cA)|BdAB G2G:| c|(Bd)de (cd)cA|Bddg (g/f/e/f/) gd|(Bd)de (cd)cA|BdAB G2 Gc| (Bd)de cdcA|Bddg (g/f/e/f/) gd|Bcde cdcA|BdAB G2 G||

X:1 T:Auld Wife ayont the Fire M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Ross – Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music Book 10 (1885, No. 387, p. 18) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix a|c2BA A<Aae|g2 fg BGdB|c2 BA A<Aae|g2 dB e2A:| a|A<AeA cAAe|g2 fg BGdB|A<AeA cAAe|g2 dB e2Aa| A<AeA cAAe|g2 fg BGdB|ABcd ecac|g2 dB e2A||