Carlin is Your Daughter Ready?
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CARLIN, IS YOUR DAUGHTER READY? AKA – "Carlen is your Daughter ready," "Port Nan Con." AKA and see "Bob o' Dooly (The)," "Jenny Cameron's Rant," "Salmon Tails up the Water (2)." Scottish, Reel and Strathspey. A Mixolydian (Athole, Johnson): D Mixolydian (Mackintosh). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A ‘carlin’ is a Scots word meaning an old woman. There are several melodies with this title. One "Carle is Your Daughter Ready?" appears in David Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1760), and a tune by that name appears in the 1790 music manuscript collection of American musician Edward Murphy (Newport, R.I.?). There was also a song by the title:
I will buy a pound of woo',
I will wash't and mak a plaidy,
I'm guan ower the muir to woo',
Carlin, is your daughter ready?
Northumbrian musician William Vickers included a version as "Jenny Cameron's Rant" in his 1770 music manuscript collection.