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X:1 T:Highland Laddy [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:John Walsh - Caledonian Country Dances (c. 1745, p. 53) N:Published in several volumes and different editions, 1731-c. 1745) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G2G2 B2 AG|c4B4|a2A2 cdec|A2A2 cdec| G2G2 B2 AG|c4B4|G2G2 BcdB|G8:| |:gfed efge|d4B4|c2A2A2 fg|a2A2A2 ef| gfed efge|d4B4|G2G2 BcdB|G8:|]

HIGHLAND LADDIE [2]. AKA and see "Highland Laddie's Hornpipe." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Seattle (1987) says that the first half of the tune is very similar to "Highland Laddie's Hornpipe" (Highland Laddie (1)) in Vickers' MS, while the 'B' part is a repetition of "Buttered Peas (1);" but Vickers' and Peacock's versions seem very similar to me. Peacock prints another "Highland Laddie" tune in his collection (see "Highland Laddie (4)"). The melody was entered into music manuscript collection of musician Walter Rainstorp. The inscription on the cover of his volume reads: "Walter Rainstorp, 1747. Bought Cheapside, London."

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Printed sources : - John Peacock (Peacock's Tunes), c. 1805; No. 47, p. 21. Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances), c. 1745; p. 53.

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