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X:1 T:Luckie Bawdrons M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:”Copyright” in book but no attribution – means recently composed tune at time of publication B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1844, p. 136) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bmin f|dB B/f/f dcBd|cAce aece|dB B/f/f dcBc|dfec {c}B2B:| f|dBdf {^a}b2 fd|cAce {^g}a2 ec|dBdf {^a}b2 fd|ceac {c}B2 Bf| dBdf bfdB|cAce aecA|Bdce dfe{^g}a|feac {c}B2B||

LUCKIE BAWDINS'. AKA - "Lucky Bawdins'," "Luckie Bawdrons." Scottish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The notice "Copyright" appears with the tune in Manson's Hamilton's Universal Tune Book (1854), although there is no composer attribution. However the notice of copyright would indicate the tune was relatively recently composed. According to the Dictionary of the Scots Language, "Baudrons, Bawdrons, Badrans, Badrins, Badrons, Bauthorn, Bauldrins, is an affectionate name for a cat. In some districts, e.g. Banff, the term, like Eng. puss, is applied to the hare as well." Luckie or 'lucky', meant an elderly woman or alewife and was a familiar term of address.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 44. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1844; p. 136. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 72.

Recorded sources : - Gabriels's Gate - "Departure" (2001). Gabriel's Legacy Music, Gabriel's Gate - "Past Lives and Restless Spirits" (2007). A.W. Tonegold Records, Fiddlers2 (Holly Sternberg & Vanessa Porter) - "Mirrors of Elsewhere" (2019).

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