CUTTY CLAY. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Cutty Clay is a type of clay, often mixed with China clay to give it strength. 'Cutty clay' also refers to the common tobacco smoking pipe of centuries ago; it was often made with a long stem and used as a public convenience by several people in a tavern. An individual who wanted a fresh stem would break off the stem for a fresh mouthpiece, eventually rendering the clay pipe "cutty" (which in Scots dialect means 'short').
Printed source: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 4; No. 152, p. 18.
X:1 T:Cutty Clay M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 152 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c2 (cd) cBAB|cfef gfed|c2 (cd) cBAB|G^FGA B=Bdc:|| faga fcAc|faga baga|faga fcAc|BAGA Bcde| faga fcAc|faga baga|bgaf gefd|cdef gfed||
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