Sheet Music: The Crooked Bawbee

TitleThe Crooked Bawbee
Alternate titlesThe Crookit Bawbee
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-01-21
Last updated2018-01-21
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Sunday 21 January 2018

Tune of the Day: The Crooked Bawbee

Traditional Scottish air

Originally a Scottish song air, with alternating verses sung by a man and a woman, this tune has become very popular in Northumbria, where it is now a part of the local piping repertoire.

A bawbee was a Scottish halfpenny, a copper coin that was hammered until 1677.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!