Black Hat (Da)
T:Da Black Hat
A2|:dAFD E=C C2|ddBd egfe|d2 FD E=C C2|egfre d2z2:|
A2|dd2 f2 edcA|dd2 f2 dfaf|dd f2 edcA| egfe d2A2|
dd f2 edcA|ddfd fafd|g2 fg edcA|egfe d2 z2||
BLACK HAT, DA. Shetland, Shetland Reel. Shetland, Unst. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A traditional tune from the Tingwall area of the Shetlands, and named for the fiddler who played it who always donned a black hat when he played the instument.
Source for notated version: W. Manson and A. Peterson (Shetland) [Anderson & Georgeson].
Printed source: Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; p. 23.
Recorded sources: Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire - "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (learned from Tom Anderson). Green Linnet GLCD 3105, Aly Bain - "Lonely Bird" (1996).