Ranting Highlandman (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Ranting Highland Man [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:John Walsh - Caledonian Country Dances (1731, p. 8) N:"London. Printed for and sold by J. Walsh, Music Printer and Instrument maker N:to his Majesty, at ye Harp & Hoboy in Catherine Street the Strand." Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d2|G/G/G dG BAGB|A/A/A _FA _fAAd|G/G/G dG BAGB|A/A/A (fe/f/) gG G2:| |:ef|gd ec BcdB|A/A/A _FA _fA Ae/^f/|gdec BcdB|A/A/A (Tfe/f/) gG G2:|]

RANTING HIGHLAND MAN [1], THE. AKA - “Ranting Highlander (The),” “Ranting Highlandman.” AKA and see "O an ye were dead guidman," "White Cockade (1) (The)," "Highland Laddie (3) (The)," "Fiddler's Morris," "Duke of Buccleugh's Tune (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian (Gow, Young): G Mixolydian (Walsh). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow, Lowe): AABB (Walsh, Young): AABB' (Kerr). The tune appears as “A Ranting Highland Man” 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." It also can be found contained in James Aird's 1782 collection (p. 1), and in the [James] Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768). The tune was later re-titled "The White Cockade" and has enjoyed considerable fame under that title.

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Printed sources : - Gow (Complete Repository, Part 1), 1799; p. 23. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 42, p. 7. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 3. Walsh (Caledonian Country Dances), 1731; p. 8. David Young (Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript), 1734; No. 35.

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