Bridge of Turk (The)
BRIDGE OF TURK, THE. AKA - "Brig o' Turk (The)." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript (1734), with variations, a MS inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The Bridge of Turk, Perthshire, is a small village between the northern shores of Lochs Venachar and Achray, where the bridge crosses the stream from Glen Finglas. It perhaps takes its name from the Gaelic word 'torc', meaning wild boar, and the area is said to have been a hunting ground of Scottish kings.
Printed source: Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 73.
X:1 T:Bridge of Turk, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Surenne - Dance Music of Scotland, p. 73 (1852) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G c | BGG>A G>A Gc | BGG>B gdec | BGGB G>AG_B | A^FFA c3c | BGG>A G>AGc | BGG>B gdec | BGGA G>AG_B | A^FFA c3 || A | Add>e d>edc | Bdd>e gdec | Bdd>e d>edB | A^FFA c3A | Bdd>e dedc | Bdde g3d | gbeg dgBd | A^FFA c3c ||
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