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!