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X:1 T:Lamb Skinnet M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Baldwin – London Magazine (October, 1753, p. 476) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e|Ace- ecA d2f f2a|Ace- ecA G2B- B2c|Ace- ecA d2f- f2a|gfe fe^d e3z2:| |:(f/g/)|(aec) (aec) d2f- f2a|(ecA) (ecA) G2B (Bcd)|(ecA) (ecA) B2f (fga)|(ecA) (dBG) A3 z2:|]



LAMB SKINNET. AKA and see "Elterwater Quickstep," "Lanquenet." Scottish, English; Jig (6/8 or 12/8 time). G Major (Raven): A Major (Baldwin, Hunter). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first publihsed in Richard Baldwin's periodical The London Magazine; Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer of Ocotober, 1753 (p. 476). Scottish country dance versions are usually in the key of 'A' major, as was printed by Richard Baldwin in London. The title is the vulgar term for the card game Lansquenet (see note for "Lanquenet" for origins). See also mid-19th century Cumbrian versions under title "Elterwater Quickstep."


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Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 298. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 116.

Recorded sources : - Parlophone Records CE12698, Jimmy Shand (78 RPM). Tradition 2118, Jim MacLeod & His Band - "Scottish Dances: Jigs, Waltzes and Reels" (1979).




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