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X:1 T:Link Him Doddie [1] M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 1 (1844–1845, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A Ae3e3d cA3 c4|B=g3g3d BG3Bd3|ABcd eA3 cA3c3B|Aa3gb3 aA3ce3:| agfe ca3ea3 Tc4|B=g3g3d BG3B^g3|agfe ca3 ea3ca3|A3ac3a eA3ce3| agfe fd3 ed3 Tc4|B=g3g3d BG3Bd3|ABcd e3A cA3c3B|Aa3gb3 aA3ce3||

LINK HIM DOD(D)IE [1]. AKA - "Linkem Dodie," "Link Him Dodie," "Linkumdoddie," "Sink Him Doddie." AKA and see "Blue Breiks, Blue Britches, Satin Breeches." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. 'Link' means to dance or skip. The melody appears (as "Linkem Dodie") in the [James] Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768, p. 94). John Glen (Early Scottish Melodies, 1900, notes for No. 376 of the Scots Musical Museum) finds an earlier appearance of the tune under the title "Blue Breiks/Blue Britches" in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection.

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Printed sources : - Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 114. Gow (First Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 11. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 135. Jones [Ed.] (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; p. 11. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 30, No. 3, p. 18. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 1), 1844–1845; p. 5. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 15. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 170 (appears as "Sink Him, Doddie-Highland Fling"). Seattle (Over the Hills and Far Away), 2006; No. 37, p. 37 (appears as "Linkumdoddie" or "Blue Britches"). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 17.

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