Cutty Clay

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 Theme code Index    5553 572H7
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:James S. Kerr
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Merry Melodies vol. 4
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 152, p. 18
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1880's
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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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.

T:Cutty Clay
B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 152 (c. 1880's)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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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