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The Rockin' Step (pr Manson's Highland Fling)

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The Rockin' Step (pr Manson's Highland Fling)
ID JSS0079
Title The Rockin' Step (pr Manson's Highland Fling)
Document Reference MS2726/72
Format 255 x 308 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper,with handwritten lyrics
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Highland Fling,
Item Description Although The Rockin' Step (a step used in the Highland Fling) for Skinner's son Manson is arranged by Gavin Greig and in his hand, the simple bass line looks more like Skinner's work. William Martin's verses could be sung to a simplified version of the tune. They begin: Ho! Fiddler tune your strings aright and play a strain of mirth and might, while lads an' lasses tripping light, Glide gaily through the Ree Hurrah! the Rocking Step rings out, Hurrah! with clap and snap and shout To right, to left, and round about, with nimble foot they wheel. 'To Engraver', on the right margin, reads: Words to be engraved under melody - not (to be set) for singing - S. S.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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