Auld Wife Ayond the Fire

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 Theme code Index    327L2 3211H
 Also known as    Auld Wife Ahunt the Fire, Ault Wife Ayont the Fire, Aald Wife Ahunt the Fire, Old Wife Beyond the Fire, Old Wife Behind the Fire, Set the old wife beyond the fire, Welcome Royal Charlie
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, 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(South Ayrshire), SCOTLAND(Shetland/Orkney), ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:John and William Neal
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:A Choice Collection of Country Dances as Printed and Sold by John and William Neal
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1726
 Artist    Biography:Jerry Holland
 Title of recording    A Session with Jerry Holland
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Fiddlesticks cass.
 Year recorded    1990
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Old Wife behind ye Fire M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Neal - Choice Collection of Country Dances (c. 1726) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G c2|B4 G2 B2|A2F2c2A2|B4 G2B2|A2G2 g2d2| B4 G2B2|A2F2c2A2|(Bc d2)A2B2|G4 G2:| |:c2|B2 (d2d2) de|=f2F2c2A2|B2(d2d2)e^f|g2d2g2d2| B2(d2d2) de|=f2F2c2A2|Bc d2 A2B2|G4 G2:|

X:1 T:Old wife beyond the fire, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young – Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript (1734, No. 44) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G TB2 AG F/F/F cA|TB2 AG G/G/G gd|TB2 AG F/F/F cA|BdAB G2D2:| |:B>cde cdcA|Bd d(e/f/)|g/f/e/d/ gd|Bcde cdcA|B/c/d AB G2D2:|]

X:1 T:Old Wife behind ye Fire M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1740, p. 74) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G BG AF c2A2|BG cA g2d2|BG AF c2A2|Bd AB G2G2|| Bcde cdcA|B>cde fdgd|B>cde cdcA|BdAc G2 G2||

X:1 T:Ald wife ayond the fire, The M:C| L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations Book II” B:AKA – The McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 185, p. 233f) F: N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:Gmix c|TB2 (AG) FFcA|TB2 (AG) GGgd|TB2 (AG) FFcA|BdAB G2G:| |:c|TB>c de cdTcA|TB d2 e/^f/ g/f/e/d/ gd|Bcde cc (d/c/B/A/)|(B/c/d) AB G2G:|]

X:1 T:Old Wife beyond the Fire, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Air B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book V (1760, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G TB2 AG EE cd|B2 AG GG gd|B2 AG EE cA|(B/c/d) AB G2G2:| |:Bdde cc (d/c/B/A/)|Bd (de/f/) (g/f/e/d/) gd|Bdde cc (d/c/B/A/)| (B/c/d) AB G2g2::BG (c/B/A/G/) (FA)cA|BG (d/c/B/A/) BG (g/f/e/d/)| BG (c/B/A/G/) (F/G/A/)c|(B/c/d/B/) (A/B/c/A/) G2g2::(B/c/d) Bg ca c(B/A/)| (B/c/d) Bg dbgd|(B/c/)d Bg ca c(B/A/)|B/d/B/G/ A/c/A/F/ G2g2:|]

X:3 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 C:Attributed to William French by Riddell B:Robert Riddell – Collection of Scotch Galwegian Border Tunes (1794, p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|c>BA>G F>GA>c|c>BA>G G>Bg>d|(c>B)(A>G) F>GA>c|B>dA>B G2G:| |:c|B>dd>e c>dc>A|B>dd>e f>dg>d|B>dd>e c>dc>A|B>dA>B G2G:| |:c|TB>d c/B/A/G/ F>GAc|TB>d c/B/A/G/ G>Bg>d|TB>d c/B/A/G/ F>GAc| B/c/d A>B G2G|c|Bd2 d/e/ =fc A/B/c/A/|Bd2 e/f/ g/f/e/d/ gd| B d2 d/e/ =fc A/B/c/A/|B/c/d/B/ A/B/c/A/ G2G::c|d/c/B/A/ TB>B c=F A/B/c/A/| d/c/B/A/ G>B gd B/c/d/B/|d/c/B/A/ TG>B c=F A/B/c/A/|B/c/d/B/ A/B/c/A/ G2G:| |:c|B/c/d/e/ de =f/e/f/c/ A/B/c/A/|B/c/d/e/ de/f/ g/f/g/a/ g/e/d/c/|B/c/d/e/ d/=f/e/g/ f/g/f/c/ A/B/c/A/| B/c/d/B/ A/B/c/A/ G2G:|c|.B.G.G,.B .c.A.A,.c|.B.G.G,.B .g.e.d.c| .B.G.G,.B .c.A.A,.c|B>cA>B G2G::c|.B.d.B,.d .c.e.C.c|.B.d.B,.d gfgd| .B.d.B,.d .c.e.C.c|B>dA>B G2G::c|B/G/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/ c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/| B/G/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/ B/d/e/f/ g/e/d/c/|B/G/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/ c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/| B/d/G/B/ c/A/F/A/ G/D/B,/D/ G,::c|B/d/g/d/ B/d/g/d/ c/e/g/e/ c/e/g/e/| B/d/g/d/ B/d/e/f/ g/b/a/f/ g/d/e/c/|B/d/g/d/ B/g/d/g/ c/e/g/f/ g/e/d/c/| B/d/G/B/ c/A/F/A/ G/D/B,/D/ G,!fine!||

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:Strathspey Q:"Very Slow" 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 ayond the fire M:C L:1/8 Q:"Very Slow" S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 190) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|{c}B2 AG FGA{B}c|{c}B2 ~AG Ggg>d|cBAG FGAc| B<dA>B {F}G2G:|c|TBcde ~c>dcA|TB>cde de/f/ gd| B>cde ~c>dcA|B<dA>B {F}G2 Gc|B>cde ~c>dcA| B>c de/f/ g/f/g/a/ g>d|B>cde ~c>dcA|BdAB G2G||