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X:1 T:Vauntine M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Neil Stewart – “Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign B:Airs, Jiggs & Marches” (1784, No. 50, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D dABc|dc/B/ A2|Bgec| dA FD|dABc|dc/B/ A2|Bgec|d2D2:| |:f2af|e2 ge|face|dA FD|f2 af|e2 ge|face|d2d2:| |:A(G/F/) GB|B2- A.A|cABc|d/c/d/e/ dd|A(G/F/) GB|B2-A.A|BABc|d2d2:| |:(c/4d/2<e) df|egce|dfeg|Tg2f2|(c/4d/2<e) df|egce|Bg f/e/(d/c/)|d2D2:|]



VAUNTINE. English (?), Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The title is perhaps a variant of vaunting, meaning to be boastful, flaunting, or bragging:



Her cuttysark, o’ Paisley harn,
That while a lassie she had worn,
In longitude tho’ sorely scanty,
It was her best, and she was vauntine.—ROBERT BURNS, “Tam o’ Shanter”




Additional notes



Printed sources : - Neil Stewart (Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, Jiggs & Marches), 1784; No. 50, p. 23.






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