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WAT YE WHE I MET YESTREEN. AKA and see "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."

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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