Sheet Music: Fairly Shot of Her

TitleFairly Shot of Her
Alternate titlesGood Night
O gin' I were fairly shut of her
Weel's Me I Gotten Shott on Her
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature12/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-07-09
Last updated2021-07-09
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 9 July 2021

Tune of the Day: Fairly Shot of Her

Traditional Scottish tune

The earliest appearance of this tune is in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, inscribed “A Collection of Country Dances written for the use of his Grace the Duke of Perth by David Young, 1734”. London publications included the melody soon afterward, starting with Walsh's Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1735). Frank Kidson (Musical Times, 1911) traces the melody to the old Scottish song tune “O gin' I were fairly shut of her”. The word “shot” in the title may have several meanings, but the one which appears to fit has the sense of being depleted, exhausted, or “done with”.