X:1 T:Drapeaux, Les M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Neil Stewart – “Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign B:Airs, Jiggs & Marches” (1784, No. 73, p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B2c2|d4 cBAB|G4 c2B2|A2 GF G2A2|B2G2B2c2|d4 cBAB| G4 c2B2|A2G2 BAGF|G4::g2f2|e2^c2e2f2|B4 e2^d2| e2f2g2ag|f2e2g2f2|e2^d2e2f2|B4 e2^d2|e2f2 g2 ag| c2e2g2d2|B2G2g2d2|B2G2B2c2|d4 cBAB|G4 c2B2| A2 GF G2A2|B2G2B2c2|d4 cBAB|G4 c2B2|A2G2 BAGF|G4:|]
DRAPEAUX, LES. (The Flags). French, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears as early as 1729 when it was published in Paris in M. Le Clerc's Premier Receuil de Contre Danses. It was adopted for use in Britain, and appears in Neil Stewart's Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches (Edinburgh, 1784) and in James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788).