The Cutty Wren Song

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I first fell in love with this tune as a child listening to Vaughan Williams English Folksong Suite. Then as a young adult encountering Milder, Molder, Fessle, Fo and John the Red Nose I couldn’t resist using it with children. This is the quartet arrangement of something I used as a solo or song for years! Guitar 1 has the melody, with an easy guitar melody also, guitar 2 carries the bass, guitar 3 is a two part arrangement and guitar 4 has a running accompaniment that will get the p.i.m.a. working! Where are you going, said Milder to Molder? Where are you going, said Fessle to Fo? Off to Sibelius to hunt the Cutty Wren said John the Red Nose!

Score ID
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
Quartet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Folk music
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