Maggy's Weame is Fu I Trow

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MAGGY'S WEAM(E) IS FU I TROW. AKA and see "Duncan Davidson," "Gentle Ann," "Handy Andy's Highland Fling," "Ye'll Aye be Welcome Back Again." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A risqué title from the early 18th century; wame= womb. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection (p. 85). It appears in Glasgow publisher James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2 (1785), and in London publishers R. Bride's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1770 (p. 69) and Longman and Broderip's Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances (1781, p. 69). John Buttery, a fife player for the 37th Regiment (British), included the tune twice in his large turn-of-the-19th-century music manuscript (AKA - John Fife ms.); the first time as "Mageys Wume. A Reel", and later as "Maggy's Wame Is Fu & True."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), vol. II, 1785; No. 11, p. 4. Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 85. Wilson (Companion to the Ballroom), 1840; p. 55.

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