da Slockit Light

Key: D

Form: Reel


FE|D3F A2d2|fedc d2A2|B2d2 A2d2|BAGF EGFE|
D3F A2d2|fedc d2A2|B2G2 AGFE|D4- D2:|
g2|f2a2 e3c|d3e dcBA|f2a2 e2^g2|a4- a2=g2|
f2a2 e3c|d3e dcBA|B2G2 AGFE|D4- D3g|
f2a2 e3c|d3e dcBA|B2d2 A2d2|BAGF EGFE|
D3F A2d2|fedc d2A2|B2G2 AGFE|D4- D2|]

MP3: Played very slowly*

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Low harmony, p.1

Low harmony p.2







And for historical interest, handwritten scores, possibly by Tom Anderson himself:











Link (Midi or Youtube):

Source (if known): J Tom Anderson

Other Tunes in Set: Da Brig, Lay Dee at Dee

Region: Shetland

*Notes:  See the caption on the handwritten melody sheet music above. I’m told that Tom Anderson played this tune at a very slow pace, like a lament, given the sad story he relates.  But my experience is that played a little faster like a reel, it can have a charming tendency to speed up.