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HIGHLAND LILT. Scottish, Country Dance (whole time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The generically-titled melody was published by John & William Neal in A Choice Collection of Country Dances (Dublin, c. 1726). A 'lilt' signifies vocal music, often without words, used to accompany lively dancing.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 56 (appears as "The Haymakers", the name of a dance set to the tune).

Recorded sources:




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