Crooked Bawbee (The)

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 Theme code Index    115 1H1H6
 Also known as    Crookit Bawbee (The), Bonnie Glen Shee
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Waltz/Valse/Vals
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 History    ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Michael Raven
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:English Country Dance Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 135
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Artist    Biography:Billy Pigg
 Title of recording    Border Minstrel (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Leader LEA-4006
 Year recorded    1971
 Score   ()   

CROOKED BAWBEE, THE. Scottish, English; Air, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A 'bawbee' is a term for a halfpence or ha'penny, especially in Scotland. Although originally a Scottish song air (with alternating verses sung by a man and a woman), it has become part of the Northumbrian piping repertoire.

O whaur awa' got ye that auld crookit penny,
For ane o' bright gowd would ye niffer wi' me;
Right fu' are baith ends o' my green silken wallet,
And braw will yer hame be in bonnie Glen Shee.

Printed source: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 135.

X: 1
T: Crooked Bawbee, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
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G>F G |G>F G|B>A G |A2G/A/|
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E>G G |D>G G|1F>G A/F/ |G2G/A/:|2 F>G A/F/|G2D||