Light and Airy (1)
X:1 T:Light and Airy  M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Robert Ross – Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances B:& Strathspeys (Edinburgh, 1780, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c3 AcA|FAc fcA|c3 AcA|G2A B2d| c3 AcA|FAc fcA|BgB AfA|G2A B2d:| |:(f>g)f fcA|(f>g)f fag|(f>g)f fcA|G2A B2d| faf gbg|faf ege|fed cBA|G2A B2d:| |:cAF (.F2.A)|cAF Acf|cAF (.F2.A)|G2A B2d| cAF FAc|fed cBA|BgB AfA|G2A B2d:|]
LIGHT AND AIRY . AKA and see "Dick Sullivan's Favorite," "Old Woman's Song (The)." Scottish, Irish; Jig (6/8 time). G Major (Cole): F Major (most versions). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABAC (reticule): AABB (Kerr, Mackintosh): AABBCB (Lowe): AABBCC (Cole, Gow, Hunter, Perlman, Ross). O'Neill (1922) remarks that "Light and Airy" first appeared in A Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys, etc., published by Robert Ross at Edinburgh, 1780. Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie included it in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances.