Bonny Kate of Aberdeen

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X:1 T:Bonny Kate of Aberdeen M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:R. Baldwin - The London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (June, 1751, p. 277) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A<FED A<FED|B2 Bc d2 cB|A<FED A<FED|EFGA {A}G2 FE| A<FED A<FED|fgaf e2 dc|d<fdA B<dBG|A<FED D4:| |:e<cBA e<cBA|d2 cB c2 BA|B2 B<d c2 e<g|f<da< {f}e2 fg| a<fed e>cBA|BcdF E2 DC|D>fdA B<dBG|A<FED D4:|

BONNIE KATE OF ABERDEEN. AKA and see "Bonny Kate (3)." English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and country dance instructions were originally published in R. Baldwin's periodical The London Magazine; or The Monthly Intelligencer of June, 1751. It next appears in John Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, vol. 5 (London, 1754), and later by Charles and Samuel Thompson in their Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). "Bonny Kate of Aberdeen" can also be found in the music manuscript collections of London musician Thomas Hammersley (1790), and fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn., 1780).

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 85.

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