Annotation:Scotch Laddie (1)

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SCOTCH LADDIE [1], THE. AKA and see "Garryowen," "Finnegan's Dream." American, Jig and March. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major (Bayard): G Major (Bayard). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Moffat states that the tune, usually known as "Garryowen," first gained popularity from its use in a pantomime in 1800. It has since become quite popular as a dance and march tune with fiddlers and fifers, and as a melody for vocal sets. Bayard (1981) notes the tendency for American musicians to modify tunes to end on the tonic at the close of phrases instead of the second, as often is the practice in British Isles tunes.

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Sources for notated versions: - Samuel Wiltrout (Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, Pa., 1944), Thomas Patterson (Elizabeth, Pa., 1930's) and George Fisher (Somerset County, Pa., 1962) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 632A C, pp. 554-555.

Recorded sources: -

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