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X:1 T:New Bigging M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:David Young – Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript (1734, No. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D ABA a2e|g2e dBG|ABA a2e|Tf2d efg| Agf gfe|dge dBG|ABA a2e|Tf2d ecA:| |:cea cea|Bdg dBG|cea cea|cea efg| agf gfe|dge dBG|1 ABA a2e|f2d ecA:|2 ABA aea|Tf2d ecA:|]

NEW BIGGING. AKA - "Newbiggin," "Newbigging." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The melody appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript (in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle), inscribed "A Collection of Country Dances written for the use of his Grace the Duke of Perth by Dav. Young, 1734." Edinburgh fiddler and writing master Young also included it in his MacFarlane Manuscript Book II (c. 1741, p. 191). The tune was also published in London by John Johnson in Wright's Compleat Collection of celebrated country Dances. Vol. 2 (1742, p. 43), as "The New Beggin".

A Bigging (Biggin) usually means a building or cottage, although it can mean a cloth cap, but the title could also refer to a town in Angus, Scotland, called Newbigging.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - David Young (Drummond Castle Manuscript Part 1), 1734; No. 8. David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The McFarlane Manuscript), c. 1741; No. 132, p. 191.

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