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    King of the fairies

    This is one of my favourite tunes I played in our folk band 'Mickle A Do' til the end of the band about ten years ago.
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    Well played and a fine sound from that mandolin.
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    Thank ye so much, John.
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    Nicely played, yes the tone is great.
    BTW, you can also post your setting of the tune here
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/g...e=2&do=discuss

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    Well done.
    Mony a mickle maks a muckle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren View Post
    Well done.
    Mony a mickle maks a muckle.
    It's frae a song o' Robert Burns
    'hey, ca' thro', ca' thro', for we hae mickle a do'
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    It's frae a song o' Robert Burns
    'hey, ca' thro', ca' thro', for we hae mickle a do'
    First heard "Hey Ca' Through" in this medley by Five Hand Reel (1976). They were a great but short-lived Scottish folk-rock band.
    If the links don't work, search YouTube for "Both Sides of The Forth/ Five Hand Reel." "Hey Ca' Through" is at 30 seconds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCoc...HandReel-Topic

    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Okay, thank you. Very nice and a little like a deja vu.
    I first heard it from Andy M. Stewart.
    Funny how a brain works. I sang this in our band over ten years ago and the words are still in my mind.
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    Very nice.

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    Ranald, thanks for the posting of Five Hand Reel. It brings back so many great memories of the old Cornkister songs of the north-east, epecially the opening one - McGinty's Meal an' Ale - "They were howlin' in the kitchen like a caravan o' tinkies..."etc. An Aberdonian colleague of mine always entertained us with those great songs in the Doric dialect when a few drams had been taken! Macfarlane o' The Sproats, Barnyards o' Delgaty ". We still play them as instrumental sets.
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