Lauder Lilt (The)

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X:1 T:Lauder Lilt, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Brisk" N:”End with the first part” B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 12 (c. 1760) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|G2 GB A2 Ac|BgdB cAFD|G2 GB A2 Bg| dBAB G2:||:d|dBge dBge|dBge d2 (Bc)|dBge dBge| dBgB AFTED|G2 GB A2 (Bg)|dBAB G2:|]

LAUDER LILT, THE. AKA and see "Scotch Lilt (3) (The)." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The second strain is only six measures long. The tune was printed by Scottish cellist and composer James Oswald and printed in his Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 12 (c. 1760). Some fifteen years later it was printed in London with directions for a country dance by publishers T. Straight and T. Skillern in their Two Hundred and Four Favorite Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 172, p. 86) simply as "Scotch Lilt (3) (The)."

Lauder is a town in the Scottish Borders in the historic county of Berwickshire, and lies 27 miles southeast of Edinburgh, on the Lammermuir Hills.

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