Bob of Dunblane (1)

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BOB OF DUNBLANE [1]. AKA - "Bob of Dumblane (The)." AKA and see "Boll of Bear," "Bowl of Bigg," "Cailleach an Dordon," "Kiss Me Fast," "Kiss Me Fast My Minnie's Coming." English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A close variant of publisher John Walsh's version of the tune was published in Longman and Broderip's Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances (London, 1781) under the title "Guess" with the alternate title "Bob of Dunblane;" Longman's version was entered into the c. 1782 music copybook of Seabrook, New Hampshire, musician Jeremiah Brown. See note for "Prince Charlie's Medley" for mention of "Bob of Dunblane" as an early 18th century Jacobite song (apparently set to another tune). A different tune for the song "Bob of Dunblane" was published with the words in William Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius, vol. 1 (London, 1733), for which see "Bob of Dunblane (2)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walsh (The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing Master 3rd edition), c. 1740; p. 184.

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