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BRIDE NEXT. AKA and see "My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (1)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 or 6/4). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A "double-tonic" (e.g. G Major-A Major) tune. The jig was printed in London publisher Henry Playford's collection of Scottish dance airs, Original Scotch-Tunes (1700 p. 8). In the 18th century it acquired the alternate title "My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (1)," still current.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 10, p. 27. Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 10, p. 26. Playford (A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes), 1700; No. 18, p. 8.

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