Annotation:New Highland Laddie (1)

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X:1 T:New Highland Laddie [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Q:"Allegro" N:"by Dr. Harrington of Bath" B:John Watlen - The Celebrated Circus Tunes (Edinburgh, 1791, p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A A2 Ac B2 Bc|A2 Ac c2-B2|A2 a2 e2 (dc)|(BcdB) c2A2| A2 Ac B2 Bc|A2 Ac c2B2|A2a2 e2 (dc)|(BcdB) c2A2:| |:e3f e3f|eaea e2 cd|e3f e3f|eaea e2c2| d2 (fd) c2 (ec)|(BcdB) c2A2|A2 a2 e2 (ec)|(BcdB) c2A2:|]

NEW HIGHLAND LADDIE [1]. AKA and see "Highland Laddie (4)," "Jinglin' Johnnie," "Kate Dalrymple." Scottish, English; Reel. England, Northumberland. A Major (Watlen): G Major (Aird, Bruce & Stokoe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in its earliest form in the lute manuscripts of the early 17th century such as the Skene (c. 1615-20) and Rowallan (c. 1612-28). John Benson and John Playford included it in their Booke of New Lessons for the Cithern and Gittern (London, 1652). It also was included in the London publisher David Rutherford's Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (1756, p. 17). Edinburgh musician John Watlen, however, attributed it to "Dr. Harrington of Bath" in his 1791 Celebrated Circus Tunes.

The melody also appears in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, Book 4 (1792, No. 332).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 116, p. 46. Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 185 (includes two variations by famous Northumbrian small-piper John Peacock). Watlen (The Celebrated Circus Tunes), 1791; p. 20.

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