Duke of Buccleugh's Tune (The)

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DUKE OF BUCCLEUGH'S TUNE, THE. AKA and see "White Cockade (1) (The)," "Ranting Highlander (The)," "Ranting Highlandman (The)," "Highland Laddie (3) (The)," "Fiddler's Morris." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in John Playford's Apollo's Banquet (Fifth Ed., 1687 {No. 114} and Sixth Ed., 1690) and is an early version of "Watson's Scotch Measure." Fuld (1966) finds the "germ of the melody" of the modern air to the song "Auld Lang Syne" in this tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 27, p. 128.

Recorded sources:




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