‘The World Turned Upside Down’ in D-Major, for pipes (downloadable PDF)


A traditional Arkansan tune adapted for Scottish-style pipes, as heard on The Piper in the Holler album. This version is in the key of D-Major, for Scottish-style pipes. Please see further below for more information and an audio sample.


A traditional Arkansan tune sourced from Albie Morrison (via Pete Sutherland), and adapted for Scottish-style pipes. This 6/8 melody was featured on The Piper in the Holler album in the key of G-Major, played on a D-whistle.  This particular setting is in the pipe-friendly key of D-Major, as published in ‘An Appalachian Collection’ tune book. (If played on a D-chanter, it will sound in the same key as the album recording.) Note that this setting is ‘compressed’ to fit the smaller range of the pipe chanter. For the uncompressed version in G-Major (for whistle, etc.), please see here. Chord symbols included.

December 2020 update: there is now a harmony part!  It can be heard in the second half of this audio sample (sounding in the key of D when played on Scottish smallpipes in A):

Original audio sample, featuring the melody only (sounding in the key of G, when played on Scottish smallpipes in D):