I serve a worthie laddie

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I SERVE A WORTHIE LADIE. Scottish, Air (cut time). C Major/A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. The melody is the prototype of "Dumbarton's Drums (1)." It appears in the Skene Manuscript (c. 1615-1620), Henry Playford's Apollo's Banquet (1690, where it appears as "Scotch Tune"), and Dauney's Ancient Scotish Melodies (1838).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Dauney (Ancient Scottish Melodies), 1838; No. 49, p. 236. Emmerson (Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String), 1971; No. 20, p. 125.

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