Haggis o' Dunbar (The)

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HAGGIES O' DUMBAR, THE. Scottish, English; Reel. England, Northumberland. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. As "Haggace of Dumber," it is one of the "missing tunes" of William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript. There is an old Scottish song that is called "The Haggis of Dunbar" (for which see Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe's Ballad Book), which may (or may not) have been sung to this reel.

There was a haggis in Dunbar,
Andrew-Linkum feedel;
Mony better, few waur,
Andrew-Linkum feedel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 493. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 2, 1802; p. 27. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 154.

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