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LAIRDS OF RYTON, THE. AKA and see "All the company's comin and maw canny hinny's amang them," "Over the Border (2)." English, Air and Slip Jig (9/8 time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was also published by Northumbrian smallpiper John Peacock, in six sets of variantions; Matt Seattle finds that John Bell's [1] (1783-1864) two-strain version corresponds to Peacock's first and fourth strains. See also Robert Riddell of Glenriddell's variation sets under the title "Over the Border (2)."

Ryton [2] is a small town near the border of Tyne and Wear, in the north of England, once part of the old County Durham.

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