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A COLD FROSTY MORNING. See "Cold Frosty Morning."

AUCHDON HOUSE. AKA- "Twa Craw" (song). AKA and see "Haughton House." Scottish, March. G Major. Standard. AABB. The tune is similar to the melody of the Scottish folksong "Twa Craw:" It as recorded by Joe Ryan (on "An Buchaille Dreoite", where he lists it as a Shetland tune), and as a result has some currency in Irish sessions.
There were twa craw, sitting in a tree,
Sitting in a tree, sitting in a tree;
There were twa craw, sitting in a tree,
On a cold and frosty morning.
Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 134, pg. 82. Greentrax C9004, Jimmy Johnson (fiddle, with harmonium accompaniment by Pat Sutherland) - "Scottish Tradition - Shetland
Fiddle Music." Philo 1031, Boys of the Lough - "Lochaber No More" (appears as "Haughton House," identified as a Shetland tune).
T:Auchdon House
Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae
GB/G/ DG/D/ |B,/C/ D/B,/ G,A/B/ | cBAG | E2 EF |
GB/G/ DG/D/ | B,/C/D/B,/ G,A/B/ | c/B/c/e/ dF |1 G2 GD :|2 G2 Ge/f/ |:
gfed | ed B>d | cBAG | E2 EF | GB/G/ DG/D/ |
B,/C/D/B,/ G,A/B/ | c/B/c/e/ dF |1 G2 Ge/f/ :|2 G2 G2 ||

CHAMI MA CHATTLE. AKA and see "Cold frosty morning," ""Ta me
ma Chulla's na doushe me" (I am asleep, and don't waken me). Scottish. The melody appears in Stuart's Music for TTM, c. 1725/6, though it appeared earlier in Neale's A Choice Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes, c 1724, under the "Ta Me..." title. Bruce Olson finds this the earliest published Gaelic tune title in Scotland. In later British ballad operas it can be found as "Cold, frosty morning."

COLD FROSTY MORNING [1]. AKA and see "Frosty Morning." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Galax, Va., West Virginia. A Dorian. Standard. AABB. In Virginia old-time fiddler Henry Reed's repertoire, learned from him in the 1960's by Alan Jabbour, who popularized it with his influential late 1960's recording with the Hollow Rock String Band. Source for notated version: Joel Shimberg (Arlington, Va.) [Krassen]. Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; pg. 38-39. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, Vol. 1), 1994; pg. 56. Cassette C-7625, Wilson Douglas - "Back Porch Symphony." Reed Island Rounders - "Wolves in the Wood" (1997).
T:Cold Frosty Morn
||EDEG A2AA|cAcd e2A2|G2BA G2BA|GABc d2d2|EDEG A2AA|
cAcd e2A2|cBAc BAGB|A2AA A4|
||a4 a4|abag e4|edef gagf|edce e4|A4 c4|dc d2 e2 ed|c2 A2 BA G|A4 ||

COLD FROSTY MORNING, A [2]. Scottish, Slow Air or Waltz (3/4 time). F Major. Standard. AAB. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 588. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 2, 1802; pg. 4.
T:A Cold Frosty Morning [2]
S:Gow - 2nd Repository
C2|C>D F2F2|~F4 F2|(GA)(BA)(GF)|{E}D4 C2|~C>D F2~F2|AB c2f2|{A}G3 FGA|F4:|
cd|~_e3 gfe|{e}d4c2|c2d2 fg|(f2d2) c>d|(_ed)(eg)(fe)|d4 (d=e/f/)|c>dcA (GA)|
(F2D2) C2|(_ed)egfe|(dc)(Ac)(df)|~c>d cAGA|(F2D2)C2|C>D F2~F2|
A>Bc2f2|F2 FGA|F4||

COLD FROSTY MORNING [3]. Old-Time, Quadrille (6/8 time). D Major. ADAE. AABBBA. The source for the tune, Stephen B. Tucker of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, began playing the fiddle in the late 1860's and was recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939 by Herbert Halpert. The 6/8 jig rhythm is relatively rare in Southern old-time playing. Mississippi Department of Archives and History AH-002, Stephen B. Tucker - "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi" (1985).

FROSTY MORNING. AKA and see "Cold Frosty Morning." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; West Virginia, Tennessee. A Dorian (Am). Standard. AABB. This tune is mentioned as having been played in a 1931 account of a LaFollette, northeast Tenn. fiddle contest. In the 1960's it was collected by Alan Jabbour from West Virginia fiddler Henry Reed (born c. 1885, Peterston, Monroe County). Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pg. 114. Rounder 0010, "Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972. Learned from Henry Reed via Alan Jabbour).

HIGH ROAD TO FORT AUGUSTUS, THE (Coir'-a-Ghearraig). Scottish, Reel. B Minor. Standard. AB (Fraser, Neil): AAB (Athole). Captain Simon Fraser, compiler of the famous collection of Highland melodies, writes in his note to this tune: "The words associated with this air give annecdotes regarding that stupendous work, the road cut in traverses, by General Wade, down the face of a mountain, in forming a communication betwixt Fort Augustus and Garvamore. By this road old Lord Lovat was carried, when on his last journey to London, on a litter,--and here he was met by the late Governor Trapaud, of Fort Augustus, then in the Duke's army, who requested to have Lovat's face uncovered, that he might have a look of 'the old fox.' Lovat heard all this, but pretended to be sound asleep. Whenever he found Trapaud examining his phiz, he started up, and with the vigour of youth, made a snappish bark at him, like that of a terrier, which so thunderstruck the governor, that he fell backwards with terror, to the no small amusement of the party. Another anecdote, not less worthy of notice, occurs regarding this place. Hugh Fraser, Esq. of Dell, a most extensive drover and grazier, in returning from the southern markets, was benighted here, as he came on a fine frosty November evening to the foot of the traverses, when all of a sudden, as he ascended, a most furious driving of snow come on; he kept forward as long as he could, thinking it might cease,--but in vain,--he lost his way. He had an appointment for next day to pay large sums of money, in his custody,--which, if he was lost, would bring ruin on many persons. If he sat down, he knew he must have inevitably perished with cold. In this state, a thought occurred to him worthy of being universally known,-- and the cause of the present mention of it,--that he should make for the highest pinnacle of the hill and there form a circular path and ride and walk by turns round it till morning came. This he according did, and hailed the morning cry of the grouse as the sweetest music ever he heard. When day-light came, he could not distinguish one object known to him, nor find the road; and, even at sunset, in place of being near Fort Augustus, he reached a hut, entirely in a different direction, within three miles of his own house, unable to go further, and found he had rode over morasses and lakes that would have swallowed him up, but for the intenseness of the frost. He, however, perfectly recovered in a day or two. The presence of mind displayed by him, in preserving life during the night, as a lesson to others, will apologize for the length of this note."
The ancient name of Fort Augustus, "Kilchuimen" (sometimes Kilcumein), or 'Church of Saint Cumine.' It was named after Saint Cumine (sometimes Cumein), a monk of Iona who became 7th Abbot of the island and who gained fame for his life of Saint Columba. The Fort that gives Fort Augustus its name was one of a series of forts built by the Hanoverians to secure the Great Glen of Scotland. There was Fort George near Inverness, Fort Augustus in the heart of the Glen at Loch Ness, and Fort William at the southern end. All were named after members of the Hanover royal family; Augustus was the name of George II's son, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumerland. Cumberland is infamous for his part in the battle of Culloden and its aftermath, so much so he was known as 'Butcher Cumberland'. Following the defeat of the Highland forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie he took up residence in Fort Augustus, and remained oblivious to the depredations of his troops upon the local population and the suffering of the Highland people during the harsh winter of 1746. General Wade, referred to by Fraser in the passage above, built the fort in 1730 along with a network of roads and bridges, and he is recognized today as a great engineer. In later years Fort Augustus passed into the hands of Lord Lovat, who bought it in 1867 as a shooting lodge, and whose son donated it to monks in the mid-1870's. The old fort was transformed into a Benedictine Abbey which survived until the present day, although it recently has been closed.

I AM ASLEEP AND DON'T WAKEN ME [2] ("Taim I Mo Chodhladh Is Na Duisigh Me," "Taimse im/mo Chodladh" or "Ta me mo chodladh"). AKA and see "Cold, frosty morning," "Past one o'clock," "Thamama Hulla" (an Englished version of the Irish title), "Lament of a Druid." Irish, Air (3/4 time). F Major (O'Sullivan/Bunting): F Mixolydian (Stanford/Petrie). Standard. AB (O'Sullivan/Bunting): AAB (Stanford/Petrie). A variant of version #1. Cowdery (1990) identifies this tune as a member of "The Blackbird" family. The first printing of the tune was apparently in Neales' Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes (Dublin, 1726), the first collection of Irish melodies (Ó Canainn, 1978), though the Scots were quick to take it up as it appear in Stuart's Music for TTM, c.1725/6 (where it appears as "Chami ma chattle"). It was used in ballad operas of the 18th century and is still quite common in the tradition.
A wonderful story is told by O'Neill regarding this tune, quoted in O'Sullivan (1983):
When at Mr. Macdonnell's of Knochranty in the county of
Roscommon, he met a young nobleman from Germany who
had come to Ireland to look after some property to which
he had a claim through his mother. "He was one of the most
finished and accomplished young gentlemen," says O'Neill,
"that I ever met. When on one occasion Hugh O'Neill and I
played our last tunes for him, he wished to call for 'Past one
o'clock,' or 'Tha me mo chodladh, naar dhoesk a me,' which
he had heard played somewhere before, but for the name he
was at a loss. Perceiving me going towards the door, he followed
me, and said that the name of his bootmaker was Tommy
McCullagh, and that the tune he wanted was like saying
'Tommy McCullagh made boots for me;' and in the broad
way he pronounced it, it was not unlike the Irish name. I
went in with him and played it, on which he seemed
uncommonly happy.
Source for notated version: Bunting noted the melody from Hempson the harper at Magilligan in 1792. Holden (Collection of Old-Established Irish slow and quick tunes), volume II, Nos. 15 & 35. Mulholland (Ancient Irish Airs), No. 32. Neal (Collection of most Celebrated Irish Tunes), 1726; pg. 12. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes), No. 168. O'Neill (1850), No. 599. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 100, pgs. 144-146. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 488, pg. 123. Burke Thumoth (Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs), pg. 15. Walker (Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards), No. 32. RCA 09026-61490-2, The Chieftains - "The Celtic Harp" (1993). Topic 12T184, Willie Clancy - "The Breeze From Erin" (1969).

LADY'S WAIST RIBBON. AKA - "Waist Ribbon." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. D Major. Standard. AB (Krassen): AAB (Phillips). Very similar to "Folding Down the Sheets." His father's playing of this tune late at night so moved fiddler Melvin Wine as a boy that he would lie in bed crying. Wine remembered being deeply moved, though he could identify no reason why this should be so, only that something in the music "touched me all over" (Milnes, 1999, pg. 6). Sources for notated versions: Melvin Wine (Braxton County, W.Va.) [Krassen]; Armin Barnett (Seattle) [Phillips]. Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; pg. 53-54. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, Vol. 1), 1994; pg. 135. Poplar LP1, Melvin Wine- "Cold Frosty Morning."

OLD SLEDGE [3]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. D Major. AEAD. ABA'BA'B (Wine in Krassen). This variant more closely resembles version #2. Source for notated version: Melvin Wine (Braxton County, West Virginia, who learned his version from his father and Webster County, W.Va., fiddler Jack McIlwaine) [Krassen]. Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; pgs. 50-51. Poplar Records, Melvin Wine - "Cold Frosty Morning."

TIPPY, GET YOUR HAIRCUT. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. The tune was learned by Braxton County, West Virginia, musician Bob Wine, father of fiddler Melvin Wine, who heard mulatto fiddler Jilly Grace play it but once. According to Gerry Milnes (1999) the elder Wine "could not even bribe Grace to play the tune a second time, but he managed to learn it anyway." Grace was a fiddler in the Burnsville area who occasionally played for horse-drawn travelling merry-go-rounds. Poplar Records, Melvin Wine - "Cold Frosty Morning." Rounder 0172, Bob Carlin - "Where'd You Get That Hat?" (1982. Learned from W.Va. fiddler Melvin Wine).

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