Wat ye whe I met yestreen

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X:1 T:Wat ye wha I met the streen T:Wat ye whe I met yestreen M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1788, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bmin F|B2 ~cB ~ce f2|eTcac d/c/TB/A/ F2|A>B {A/B/}c>B ABce|TE2 F>A {A/B/}cBB:| |:f|~b>c'ba (b/c'/d'/)c'/ Tb2|a>b (a/b/c'/)b/ (c'/b/).a/f/ ea|{^g}T f2 ec (f/e/f/^g/) a>F|TE2 FA {A/B/}cBB:|



WAT YE WHE I MET YESTREEN. AKA and see "James Douglas Favorite," "Lord Haddo's Favorite." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Mixolydian. AEae or Standard tunings (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The title means "Guess who I met last night," and is the first line of Allen Ramsay's song "The young laird and Edinburgh Katy," printed in the Tea Table Miscellany, volume I (1719). Gow, who said the melody was “Very Old” in his 1788 collection, later re-titled the tune "Lord Haddo's Favorite."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Trotter MS, 1780, p. 63 [Johnson].

Printed sources : - Neil Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; p. 11 (3rd edition. Appears as “Wat ye wha I met the streen”). Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 49, p. 114.






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