Lord Haddo's Favorite

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LORD HADDO'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "Coming Through the Broom My Jo," "Edinburgh Kate," "Wat ye whe I met yestreen." Scottish, Air or March (4/4 time). B Minor (Lerwick): A Dorian (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Johnson): AABB (Lerwick). The composition is credited to Inver, Dunkeld, Perthshire, fiddler-composer Niel Gow, although it appears to be his own re-titling of Allan Ramsay's song air "The young laird and Edinburgh Katy," printed in the latter's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-27, for which see "Edinburgh Kate").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (First Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1784; p. 11 (appears as "Wat ye wha I met the streen or Lord Haddo's favourite"). Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 5: Mostly Irish Airs), 1985 (revised 2000); p. 10. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; p. 64.

Recorded sources: Flying Fish FF-299, The Battlefield Band - "There's a Buzz" (1982). Seamus McGuire and John Lee - "The Missing Reel." Dave Swarbrick - "Live at Jackson's Lane" (1996). Talking Elephant Records, Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol - "In the Club" (2011).

See also listing at:
Elizabeth Nicholson harp rendition [1]




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