Lango Lee (1)

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LANGO LEE [1]. AKA - "Langolee." Scottish, English, Irish; Slow Jig or Air. England, Northumberland. A Mixolydian (Gow): D Major (Winstock). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. See note for "Lango Lee (2)" for explanation of the term. Despite Gow's assertion that this was the "original" tune for "Lango Lee," the popular and widespread tune known by that title is "Lango Lee (2)." However, it appears as though Gow is correct, for his version, which appears in James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion(vol. 9, p. 8, 1760) predates other tunes by this name in print. This is the second tune of a set of five (“Lango Lee," “Irish Lilt (8),” ”Trip to the Dargle,” “Priest in his Boots” and “She la na Gig”) collectively called "Irish Lilt," printed in London by T. Straight and T. Skillern c. 1775.

Source for notated version: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 345. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; p. 13. Straight and Skillern (Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), c. 1775; No. 181, p. 91. Winstock (Music of the Redcoats), 1970; p. 78 (appears as "Volunteers of Ireland").

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