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BOAT MAN , THE. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time) and Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFFGGHH (air and variations). The melody also appears in the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: McGibbon (Scots Tunes, book II), c. 1746; pp. 46-47