Wattie Laing (1)

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X:1 T:Watie Laing [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, no. 99) K:G GdBd A2 ce|GdBd GdBd|cedB ABce|dcBA GABd:| |:G/G/G gB ABce|G/G/G gB g/f/e/d/ gB|cedB ABce|dcBA GABd:| |:dGdB ABce|dGdB dGdB|ceBd ABce|dBgB GABd:| |:GBgB ABce|GBgB dBgB|egdB ABce|dcBA GABd:|

WATTIE LA(I)NG. AKA and see "Lifting of the Linnen (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript (in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle), inscribed "A Collection of Country Dances written for the use of his Grace the Duke of Perth by David Young, 1734." It also was entered by Young into his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, No. 99), compiled for his patron, Walter MacFarlane of MacFarlane.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 316. Gow (First Book of Niel Gow's Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 12. Gow (The Beauties of Niel Gow, vol. 3), 1819. Seattle (Over the Hills and Far Away), 2006; No. 33, p. 35.

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