X:1 T:Border Reel M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Slide B:David Young – Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript (1734, No. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix cAA eAA BAA e2c|dBB fBB dBB f2e| cAA eAA cAA Te2c|(de)d (ef)^g (f/^g/a)c TB2A:| |:cAA ef/^g/a cAA e2c|dBB (f/^g/a/g/f/e/) fBB Tf2e| cAA (f/^g/a/g/f/e/) cAA Te2c|d2d (ef)^g (f/^g/a)c TB2A:|]
BORDER REEL. AKA and see "Wright's Rant." Scottish, English; Country Dance Tune or Jig (6/8 or 12/8 time). A Major (Walsh): A Mixolydian (Young). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears earliest in David Young's "Duke of Perth" or "Drummond Castle" manuscript, compiled for the duke in 1734. It was printed in John Walsh's The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1735, p. 19, and the subsequent edition of 1749, p. 31). London musician Thomas Hammersley included it in his 1790 music copybook collection.