BERNARD'S WELL. AKA and see "St. Bernard's Well." Scottish, Reel. G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was first published by Neil Stewart (or Steuart) in The Newest and Best Reels or Country Dances (1761, pg. 25), according to Glen, and also appears in the Gillespie Manuscript of 1768. Stewart prints the reel again under the title "Shamboe Breeches." Bernard's Well was "an Edinburgh landmark for those who took the waters to improve their health. The value was no doubt more psychological than medical, although the water was said to be 'impregnated with iron and sulpher...and highly diuretic'" (Alburger, 1983).
Printed source: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 35, p. 59.
X:1 T:Bernard's Well M:C| L:1/8 K:Gmix c|B(dd)g eccd|BGGB AFFA|B(dd)g eccd|BGAB G/G/G (Gc)| B(dd)g eccd|BGGB AFFA|B(dd)g egdg|BGAB G/G/G G|| c|BGdG BGdB|AFcF AFcF|BGdG BGdB|AFcA G/G/G (Gc)| BGdG BGdB|AFcF AFcA|BGdG Bcdg|BGAB G/G/G G||