Sandy o'er the Lea (1)
X:1 T:Sandy o'er the lee , or Mr. Baird's favorite Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Gow – Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1788) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,|(D>EF)G AFFB|(ATFED) TE3F|(DEFG) AFFB|A(GTFE) D3:| |:g|(f/g/a) e>f defa|.A(TF.E.D) TE3g|1 (f/g/a)ef defa|A(GFE) D3:|2 faef defa|A(GFED) D3|| |:A|FADA FADB|.A(TFED) TE3G|FADA FADB|.A(GFE) D3:| |:g|(f/g/a) ef defa|.A(FTED) TE3g|1 f/g/a ef defa|.A(G”tr”FE) D3:|2 faef defa|.A(TGFE) D3:|
SANDY O'ER THE LEA . AKA – “Mr. Baird's Favorite Reel,” “O’er the Lee," "Sandie o'er the Lea.” English, Scottish, Shetland; Reel (cut time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): ABBCC (Vickers): ABCB (Kerr). A lea is a pasture, unplowed grassland, or the first crop of corn after grass. An early printing of the tune appears in Northumbrian musician William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection. The alternate title, “Mr. Baird's Favorite Reel” is given by Gow (1788) alongside the “Sandy” title. The tune is known on Mainland Shetland as "Sandie Ower da Lea".