Big Bowwow (The) New Set
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BIG BOWWOW, NEW SET (THE). AKA - "Big Bow Wow (The)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in Robert Ross's 1780 collection as "The Big Bow Wow," but in James Aird's 1788 collection as "Big Bowwow, New Set" to differentiate it from "Big Bow Wow" (also printed by Aird), which is different in the second strain.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), Glasgow, 1788; No. 494, p. 190. Robert Ross (Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys), Edinburgh, 1780; p. 32.