We'll Aye Gang Back to Yon Town

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WE'LL AYE GANG BACK TO YON TOWN. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker, born in Strathbogie, Scotland, in 1819, the title undoubtedly a take-off on the famous “I'll Gang Nae Mair to Yon Town/We'll gang nae mair to yon Town.” According to Paul Stewart Cranford (1991) the tune still has currency among Cape Breton fiddlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 192, p. 66.

Recorded sources: Rounder RO7023, Natalie MacMaster - “No Boundaries” (1996).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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