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The Tindars Occupation
ID JSS0555
Title The Tindars Occupation
Document Reference Hend inst McGi c
Format 256 x 348 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Printed Collection
Subject Scottish Music, William McGibbon
Item Description From William McGibbon's (see JSS0552) Third Collection (1755). By the title someone has written 'Clout the Cauldron', the title still used today. Skinner included the tune in the Harp and Claymore, as 'communicated by William Forbes, Newark, Ellon'. The traditional title shows that McGibbon's title is a misprint, and should read 'The Tinkars [Tinkers] Occupation'. A tinker would mend a cauldron by clouting (hitting) it.
Creator William McGibbon
Editor William McGibbon
Arranger William McGibbon
Time Period 18th century
Relationships JSS0552, JSS0553, JSS0554
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name A collection of Scots tunes: some with variations for a violin, hautboy or...

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