Clydeside Lassies

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X:1 T:Clyde Side Lasses M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 3 (1844–1845, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c/B/|:(AF)cF (dF)cF|(AF)cF (AB)cB|(AF)cF (dF)cA|1BAGA BcdB:|2BAG Bcde|| fgag f2 cf|{a}(gf)gab aga|fgag fcAc|BAGA Bcde| fgag f2 cf|}a|(gf)ga baga|fgaf gefc|BAGA BcdB||



CLYDESIDE LASSIES. AKA - "Clyde Side Lassies." Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, Ryan, Honeyman, White): AA'B (Balmoral, Manson). The tune belongs to a family of melodies that includes "Maguinnis' Delight" and the "Pretty Peggy" tunes (see Pretty Peggy). "Clydeside Lassies" is a corruption of the title "Clydesdale Lasses," by which name Nathaniel Gow published the tune in 1822 (see note for "Clydesdale Lassies").

The name Clyde comes from the Brittonic Cluth. The River Clyde marked the frontier between the old Celtic British kingdom in the north and the Picts.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 44. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 24. J. Kenyon Lees (Balmoral Reel Book), c. 1910; p. 14. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 3), 1844–1845; p. 15. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 25. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 72. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 45, p. 8.






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