Breem Dog (The)

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 Theme code Index    1H3H 62 11 53
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    J. Scott Skinner
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    J. Scott Skinner
 Book/Manuscript title    Harp and Claymore Collection (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 81
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1904
 Title of recording    
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BREEM DOG, THE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), who explains that a 'breem dog' was "an ancient obsolete warlike implement at Kildrummy for removing...whin reets Barrie's Breem Dog." The University of Aberdeen's Skinner site says the breems dogs were "Large shears used on farms to cut down 'breem', Scotch broom or whin, considered to be weeds."

Printed source: Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 81.

See also listing at:
Hear Bill Lamey's recording at Juneberry 78's [1] (2nd tune in set, paired with "Dr. Shaw" and "Sandy Skinner")

T:Breem Dog, The
C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927)
S:Skinner - Harp and Claymore (1904)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
A/ | d/4d/4d/ (A/d/) f/e/d/c/ | B/A/G/F/ E/D/C/E/ |1 D/4D/4D/ D/F/ D/E/F/G/ | A/F/G/E/ F/D/D/A/| 
d/4d/4d/ (A/d/) f/e/d/c/ | B/A/G/F/ E/D/C/E/ |D/4D/4D/ (d/A/) B/G/d/B/ | A/F/G/E/ F/D/D/ || 
c/ | d/4d/4d/ (A/=c/) B/G/G/^d/ | e/4e/4e/ (B/=d/) c/A/A/c/ | d/D/d/=c/ B/^c/d/B/ | 
A/F/G/E/ F/D/D/A/ | d/A/F/A/ B/G/G/^d/ | e/B/^G/e/ c/A/A/=g/ | f/a/g/e/ d/B/A/G/ | F/A/G/E/ F/D/D/ || 

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