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Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles

GUEST,Elrick 27 Feb 13 - 05:13 PM
Anne Neilson 28 Feb 13 - 04:21 PM
Bonecruncher 28 Feb 13 - 05:11 PM
Jim McLean 28 Feb 13 - 05:32 PM
Anne Neilson 01 Mar 13 - 02:54 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 01 Mar 13 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,Elrick 22 May 13 - 06:53 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: GUEST,Elrick
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 05:13 PM

Wee Joukydaidles is a nineteenth century poem written by James Smith. The first verse is

Wee Joukydaidles,
   Toddlin' oot an' in;
Oh, but she's a cuttie,
   Makin' sic a din!
Aye sae fou o' mischief,
   An' minds nae what I say:
My very heart gangs loup, loup,
   Fifty times a day!

Smith's book of poetry notes that it was set to a tune by R.S. Riddell.

Is anyone able to provide this or any other tune written for the poem?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 04:21 PM

If you can't find the original, it might fit to the Wee Willie Winkie tune (with a bit of tweaking).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 05:11 PM

It also fits to the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandy".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 05:32 PM

Could be Castle in the Air which was used for similar lyrics of this age, see The Drunkard's Ragget Wean.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 01 Mar 13 - 02:54 AM

With absolutely no disrespect to Mudcat and its lovely followers, could I suggest that guest Elrick also go onto a Scottish site -- Footstompin' Forum -- where there are quite a few members with considerable knowledge of (obscure) Scottish tune collections.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 01 Mar 13 - 05:47 AM

The Riddell setting was published in 1876 - there's a copy of the sheet music in the BL: Wee Joukydaidles.

Though the poem appears in many places, I can't find it sung or the sheet music elsewhere (I had a look at Levy, AmMem, Duke, ANL-Digital, Oxford SOLO, archive and google books, plus general web search).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Joukydaidles
From: GUEST,Elrick
Date: 22 May 13 - 06:53 AM

Thanks everyone - especially for the BL lead


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