The Mill Mill O

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The Mill Mill O

Postby Geoff Turner » Mon May 09, 2011 1:04 pm

This is the tune that I taught everyone on Friday morning. It seemed to be generally liked, both when I played it in the pub, and when everyone attempted to learn it, so here it is.

Please note that this image is compiled from the original tunebook of John Clews from Shropshire of 1832 - 1836 that I learnt it from.

Regards, Geoff

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Words (if anyone would like them) are as follows:

As I came down yon water side
And by yon Shillin Hill, O,
There I spied a bonny lass,
A lass that I loed right weel, O.

The mill, mill-O, and the kill, kill-O
An' the coggin' o' Peggy's wheel, O.
The sack an' the sieve, a' she did leave,
An' danced the millers reel, O.

I spier'd at her, gin she cou'd play,
Birt the lassie had nae skill, O;
An' yet she was nae a' to blame,
She pat it in my will, O.

Then she fell o'er, an' sae did I,
An' danc'd the millars reel, O,
Whene'er that bonny lassie comes again,
She shall hae her ma't ground weel, O.

The mill, mill-O, and the kill, kill-O
An' the coggin' o' Peggy's wheel, O.
The sack an' the sieve, a' she did leave,
An' danced the millers reel, O.
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Re: The Mill Mill O

Postby halfies » Sun May 15, 2011 8:28 am

Thanks very much for that Geoff, it's a really appealing little Gurdy tune with a pronounced swing eh. Sounds good on Concertina too.
Are those ornaments intended particularly for Pipes ?

We messed around trying out the words as well but found it difficult to make 'em fit so we will not be bursting out in song with it ! (relief all round then)

Was good to see you at the Fest.

Thanks again for remembering to post the dots, and Best Wishes

Rob and Marj'
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