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 Theme code Index    1533 2722
 Also known as    Blue Britches
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Bremner
 Book/Manuscript title    Scots Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 67
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1757
 Artist    Robin Williamson
 Title of recording    Legacy of the Scottish Harpers vol. 2
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Flying Fish
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLUE BREIKS/BRITCHES. Scottish Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Robin Williamson speculates the title derived from some unknown social connotation, and points out licensed beggars in Scotland wore blue. The piece appears in the c. 1610 Skene Manuscript, though the earliest collection Glen could find containing the tune was Bremner's 1757 publication. See also note for "Link Him Dodie (1)/Link Him Doddie (1)," a later version of the melody.

Printed source: Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 67.

Recorded source: Flying Fish, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 2."

T:Blue Britches
S:Bremner - Scots Reels (1757)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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(a/g/f/e/) ae fdec | B(gg)d BGBd | (A/B/c/d/) eA cA Tc2 | A(aa)e TcAce ||  

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