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COME UNDER MY PLADDIE. AKA - "Come Under my Plaidie." AKA and see "Before I Was Married (2)," "Billy O'Rourke's Jig (1)," "Black Joke (2) (The)," "Black Rogue (1)," "Johnny McGill/Johnnie MacGill," "My Silly Auld Man," "Paddy O'Rourke's," "Rogaire Dubh (An)," "Tibbie Dunbar." Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AABB (Cole, Harding, Johnson, O'Neill, Perlman, Robbins, Sweet). The title comes from a song by Hector Macneil of Roslin, Midlothian, from the 18th or early 19th century, and set to the tune "Johnny McGill." The air is properly a Scotch jig (a jig with Scotch measure accents) and was first published in 1778 (according to Glen). Burns also set his lyric Tibbie Dunbar ("O Wilth thou go wi' me, sweet Tibbie Dunbar") to this air. See Bayard's (1981) note to "Johnny MacGill" for further discussion and sources.

Source for notated version: Peter Chaisson, Sr. (b. 1929, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 53. Harding's Original Collection, No. 132. Jarman (Old Time Fiddlin' Tunes); No. or p. 17. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 6), 1783; No. 533. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1); No. 25, p. 46. O'Malley & Atwood (Seventy Good Old Dances), 1919; p. 7. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 915, p. 170 (appears as "The Black Rogue"). Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 128. Robbins (Collection of 200 Jigs, Reels, and Country Dances), 1933; No. 77, p. 25. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 34. White's Excelsior Collection, p. 20. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 44.

Recorded sources: Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977).




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