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Short Coated Mary

Short Coated Mary

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Short Coated Mary seems to have been a popular tune at one time. It appears to come from the Western Highland and Islands, but I really don't know much about its background or history. I have been told that the term "short-coated" once signified a woman of loose morals: "Aye, she's a bit short-coated, ye ken whit I mean?" - but I can't verify that.

This set is part of my Scottish Collection of tunes; for others, check out the Scottish Collection Index

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |