Bonnie Lassie Take Advice
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BONNIE LASSIE TAKE ADVICE. AKA and see "Mo chailinn og thoir le toigh an aire dhomh." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). E Flat/C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "There are verses sung to this air, attributed to (John MacMurdo or MacRae of Kintail) giving a curious account of the various obstacles which stood in the way of his entering into the matrimonial state, and cautioning the girl he had in view from rashly listening to inconsiderate or delusive addresses, which he minutely pictures to her. There is a Scots air, called 'Mount Your Baggage', evidently built upon this melody which will be found quite inferior to this little plaintive air" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 227, p. 92.