Down the Burn Davie Lad (1)
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DOWN THE BURN, DAVIE LAD . AKA and see "By the Brookside". Scottish, Slow Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Mulhollan (Edinburgh, 1804) notes that the version he prints is a 'New Sett'. MacDonald's setting is a reprint of Gow, who remarks that his is a "Modern set by particular desire." See also O'Neill's Irish version as "By the Brookside."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Dances), 1822; p. 23. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 182. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 27.
Recorded sources: Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings .