Doun in Youn Banks
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DOUN (IN) YOUN BANKS. Scottish, Reel. Instructions for a dance to this tune were written down in 1752 by John McGil, dancing master at Girvan, for his students. The tune appears in the Skene MS of c. 1610. Robin Williamson says it is possibly the same air referred to as "By a Bank as I Lay," which was performed for Elizabeth I at Killingworth in 1575.
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Recorded sources: Flying Fish FF390, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 2" (1986).