Joy Gae wi' My Love
X:1 T:Joy gae wi' my Love M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Gow - 2nd Repository (1802) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A =g|(=g<f)A (Ae)A|(ed)B Bd=g|(=g<f)A (Ae)A|(e<d)A (Ae)=g| (=g<f)A (A<e)A|(ed)B Bd=g|(=gf)d (fe)B|d2A A2:| |: =g|f>=ga aeg | f>ed Bd=g | f>=ga aeg | f>=ga aAg | f>=ga aeg | f>ed Bd=g | (gf)d (fe)B|d2A A2 :|]
JOY GAE WI' MY LOVE. AKA - "Joy gae wee my love," "Joy be wi' my love." Scottish, Quickstep and Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "A very old Highland tune" (Gow). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 24). However, it appears earlier in the McFarlan Manuscript of c. 1740 under the same title. See also the possible Northumbrian descendent "Felton Lonnin."