Lads of Saltcoats (The)

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LADS OF SALTCOATS, THE. AKA - "Lads of Saltcots." AKA and see "Lasses of the Ferry/Lassies of the Ferry," "Hoch Hey Johnny Lad." English, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Saltcoats is in Ayrshire, however, the title appears only in English collections (Rutherford, Vickers, Walsh). Stewart (c. 1762) prints the tune as "Lassies of the Ferry".

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Rutherford (Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1758). Rutherford (Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 country Dances, vol.2), 1760; p. 79. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 3; No. 554. Walsh (Country Dances Selected), part ii, c. 1761; p. 24.

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