My Lad's Over Bonny for the Coal Trade

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MY LAD'S OVER BONNY FOR THE COAL TRADE. AKA - "My Lad's Ower Bonny for the Coal Trade." AKA and see "Miller's Wedding (3)," "Quick Step 2nd Battalion Royals." English, Reel. A Mixolydian or A Dorian (Doyle). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Set as a military march, with parts reversed, the tune can be found in Glasgow publisher James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs as "Quick Step 2nd Battalion Royals."

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) [Doyle, Seattle].

Printed sources: Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 29. Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book), 1987;

Recorded sources: Harbourtown Records HARCD 021, Brian Peters - "The Seeds of Time." Paul Martin - "Blue."




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