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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[1]:

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. Later County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musiologist) (1828-1896) entered it into Book 2 of his large mid-19th century music manuscript collection, copied from Aird's 1782 volume.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 24, p. 9. Johnson (Kitchen Musician No. 10: Airs & Melodies of Scotland's Past), 1992 (revised 2001); p. 3. Mackintosh (3rd Book of Sixty-Eight New Reels and Strathspeys), 1796; p. 39. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 14.

Recorded sources : - Queltic Q-104, Ten Strike – "Neuantics."

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  1. Quoted in the story The Coalman's Courtship to the Creel-Wife's Daughter [1]