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X:1 T:Down the Burn Davie [1] N:"New Sett" M:C L:1/8 Q:"Amoroso" R:Air or Strathspey B:Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 27) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d>e|(f>e)(dB) (A>F)(E>D)|(F>A)(A>d) d3e|(f>e)(f>a) (A>d)(g>f)|(f2e2) z2(d>e)| (f>e)(d>B) (A>F)T(E>D)|(F>A)(A>d) d3e|!fermata!f>e(f>a) (A>d)(f>e)|(e2d2) z2f2| Te>de>f B2 zf|e>de>f B3c|!fermata!d>edB A>dg>f|(e2d2) z2 e2|f>gf>d B>c d2| g>a!fermata!g>e c>d e2|a>b!fermata!a>f d>ef>d|Ad(f>e) {e}d2 z2|F>E D2 d>e f2| G>F E2 e>f g2|AG F2 f>g!fermata!a>g|f>ef>a d>BA>F|A>df>e d3||

DOWN THE BURN, DAVIE LAD [1]. 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', contrasting with the older air "Down the Burn Davie (2)" that first appears in William Thompson's Orpheus Caledonius (1733). Keith MacDonald's 1887 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."

Additional notes

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 [1].

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