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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 "Aghavas Reel (1)," "Bonny Kate (3)," "Bonny Lass of Aberdeen (2)," "Lively Kate," "Mountain Lark (3) (The)," "Rakish Highlander (The)." 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), as well as the Winder family of Lancashire, and (as "Bonny Lass of Aberdeen (2)") in the Joseph Barnes (Cumbria) ms. of 1762.

See also Irish versions under the alternate titles.

Additional notes

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

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