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X:1 T:Hexham Lasses M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DAAG FGAF|DAAG ECCE|DAAG FGAc|BGAF ECCE:| |:d2 fd fdfd|A2 fd ecce|d2 fd fdfd|fagf ecce:|]

HEXHAM LASSES. AKA and see "Willie is a Wanting Wag." English, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers [1], and the c. 1812 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician John Bell [2] (1783-1864). Researcher Matt Seattle beleives it may be related in the first strain to the Scottish reel "Bedding of the Bride (1)" (Bean na bàinnse). The tune was entered into the 1760's music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician Joseph Barnes under the title "Willie is a Wanting Wag" (no relation to the better-known "Willie was a Wanton Wag").

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