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X: 1 T: Scotland [1] O: Playford R: slipjig N: Longways for as many as will Z: 2007 John Chambers <> B: H. Playford "The Dancing Master" 10th ed. 1698 p.202 N: Published as a 6/8 jig, but actually a slipjig M: 9/8 L: 1/8 F: K: G |: g3d (dB)d (ef)g | f2A A2G (cB)A | g2d (dB)d (ef)g | (GA)B A2G G3 :| |: B2d (dB)d (dB)G | c2e (ec)e (ec)A | B2d- dBd (dB)G | (GA)B A2G G3 :| % W:First man take the 2. man by the right hand, and turn a turn and a half, the 1. and 2. wo. do the W:same at the same time till they come into the 2. cu place, back to back, with your own, then turn W:your own, and back to back, sides men go without side the we. and come between them a quarter W:Figure, turn S. we. do the like.

SCOTLAND [1]. AKA and see "Andrew Carey," "Yairds o' Finnigirth." English (Scottish?), Country Dance (9/4 or 9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Scotch tunes" enjoyed a vogue in late 17th century England, in part due to the political rapprochement with Scotland that culminated in the Acts of the Union (1709) that produced Great Britain. Some 'Scotch tunes' were composed in the Scottish style, while others were appropriated, but it is unknown as to which group "Scotland [1]" might belong. "Scotland [1]" was printed (with directions for a country dance) in Henry Playford's Dancing Master 10th edition (1798, p. 202) and was retained in all subsequent Dancing Master editions through the 18th and last issue of 1728. The tune and dance were also published by John Walsh in his Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718, p. 33, and editions of 1731 and 1754).

The dervitive "Andrew Carey" (AKA "Derby Carey," "Andrew Kerr") was published in London publisher Daniel Wright's A Collection of Scots Dances (1730), later published by James Aird and O'Farrell. Irish derivatives of "Andrew Carey" (and, by extension, of "Scotland [1]") can be found in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903) as "Tipperary Hills" (parts reversed) and in Dance Music of Ireland (1907) as "Over the Hill to Tipperary." The Shetlands have produced a ornamental slow version of the tune called "Yairds o' Finnigirth." Merryweather (1989) begs comparison of "Scotland [1]" with "Drops of Brandy (3)."

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Printed sources : - Barlow (The Complete Country Dances from Playford’s Dancing Master), 1986; No. 408, p. 95. Cooke (The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles), 1986; Ex. 38a, p. 91. Merryweather (Merryweather's Tunes for English Bagpipes), 1989; p. 47.

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