Because He was a Bonny Lad

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Because He was a Bonny Lad

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 Also known as    Because I was a Bonny Lad, Boney Lads, Boney Lad, Bonny Lads, Jack's Favourwright (2), Jack's Favorite (2), Gin I was a Bonny Lad, Bonnie Lad (The), Bonny Lad (1), Highland Ladies Fishing, Sandy's Scotch Reel
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada, England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, English, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, March/Marche, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    ENGLAND(North East), CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AAB, AABB
 Editor/Compiler    David Young
 Book/Manuscript title    Drummond Castle Manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1734
 Artist    Beatons of Mabou
 Title of recording    Beatons of Mabou (The): Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder 7011
 Year recorded    1978


Tune annotations


X:1
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T:Because I was a bonny Lad
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:David Young – Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript (1734, No. 34)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:Amix
e|Tc>Baa faef|TcAec B/B/B Be|Tc>Baa faef|TcAec A/A/A A:|
|:e|Tc>BAc defd|TcAec B/B/B Be|Tc>BAc defg|a/^g/f/e/ ac A/A/A A:|]
X:1
%
T:Because I was a bonny lad
M:C|
L:1/8
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007
Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
K:A
e|c>BA=g f/g/a e>c|d>fe>c B/B/B Be|c>BA=g (f/g/a) ec|d>fec A/A/A A:|
|:e|cAeA fAeA|dfec B/B/B Be|cAeA fAeA|dfec A/A/A A:||
X:2
%
T:Because he was a bonny lad
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:Robert Bremner - Collection of Scots Reel, Country Dances (1757. p. 14)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:D
e|T(c>BA)a faec|dfec B/B/B Be|T(c>BA)a faec|dfec A/A/A A:||
T(c>BA)c defd|cAec B/B/B Be|T(c>BA)c def^g|(a/^g/f/e/) ac A/A/A Ae|
cAeA fAeA|cAeA B/B/B B^g|afge fdec|dBec A/A/A A|]
X:3
%
T:Because I was a bonny Lad
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796, No. 64, p. 26)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:Amix
e|Tc>BAa (f/g/a) ec|d>fec B/B/B (Be)|cBAa f/g/a ec|d>fec A/A/A Ae|
T(c>BAa) (3faf (3efe|d>fec B/B/B (Be)|cBAa (3faf (3efe|d>fec A/A/A A||
e|T(c>BAc) defd|cAec B/B/B Be|T(c>BAc) def^g|(a/^g/f/e/) ac A/A/A Ae|
cAeA fAea|cAec B/B/B Bf/^g/|af^ge fdec|dgec A/A/A A||
X:1
%
T:Bonny Lads
M:C
L:1/8
R:Reel
S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, 
S:vol. 3, p. 107. Mid-19th century, County Cork
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:Amix
d|cAAa faec|dfec B2 Bd|cAAa faec|dfec A2A2:|
cAeA faec|dfec B2 Bd|cAeA faec|dfec A2 ad|
cAeA faec|dfec B2 fg|afge fdec|dfec A2A2!D.C.!||
X:4
%
T:Because He Was a Bonny Lad
L:1/8
M:C
S: Bruce & Stokoe - Northumbrian Minstrelsy  (1882)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:G
d|B>AGg e/f/g d>B|c>edB cAAc|B>AGg e/f/g d>B|c>edc BGG:|
|:d|BGdG eGdG|c>edB cAAc|BGdB eGdG|c>edc BGG:|
X:5
%
T:Because He Was a Bonny Lad
M:C|
L:1/8
S:Reel
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection   (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:A
e|c>BA>a (f/g/a) (ec|d>)fe>c B/B/B ~B>e|c>BA>a (f/g/a) (e>c|d)fec A/A/A A:|
e|cBAc defd|cAec B/B/B (Bd|c)BAc defg|agac A/A/A (Ae|
c)AeA fA eA|cAec B/B/B (Bg|a)fge efec|dfec A/A/A A||
X:1
T:Because He was a Bonny Lad
M:C
L:1/8
R:March
B:Cocks - Tutor for the Northumbrian Half-Long Bagpipes (1925, No. 9, p. 9)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:A
e|c>Baa f/g/a e>c|d>fec dB{e}Bd|c>Baa f/g/a e>c|d>fed cA{e}A:|
|:e|cAeA fAeA|d>fec dB{e}Bd|cAeA fAeA|d>fed cA{e}A:|]

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