Down the Burn Davie (2)

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DOWN THE BURN DAVIE LAD [2]. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This song air was printed in William Thompson's Orpheus Caledonius, 2nd Ed, vol. 1 (1733), James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (vol. IV, 1760, pp. 18-19), Francis Peacock's Fifty Favourite Scotch Airs (1762, p. 3), Calliope, or the Musical Miscellany (London, 1788, pp. 10-11), and other volumes. A tune by this name was printed by Oswald/Stuart (Music for the Teatable Miscellany). Robert Crawford and Robert Burns wrote verses to this version of the air. The tune was included in Seabrook, New Hampshire, musician Jeremiah Brown's c. 1782 music commonplace book.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book), 1846; p. 2. McGibbon (Scots Tunes, book II), c. 1746; p. 36. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 4), 1760; pp. 18-19.

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