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OLD WAGON WAY. AKA and see "Down the Wagon Way (2)," "I Winna Gae to Bed." English, Air and Reel. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Matt Seattle believes this may be a precursor of the air for the Northumbrian song "Doon the Wagon Way" [1]. He finds a cognate in the Scottish "I Winna Gae to Bed" (Till I'm Married), and has similarities with "For a' that and a' that" and "Wind that Shakes the Barley (The)."

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [2] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 367.

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