Because He was a Bonny Lad

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 Theme code Index    3165 4522
 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    England, Scotland, Canada
 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    Book:Drummond Castle Manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1734
 Artist    Biography: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
Because he was a bonny lad

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Because he was a bonny lad (excerpt)

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Because he was a bonny lad

X:1 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:1 T:Because I was a bonny lad M:C L:1/8 R:Air & variations Q:"Lively" B:James Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion vol. 2 (1760, p. 149) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e|Tc>BA=g (f/^g/a) fd|dfec B2 Be|Tc>Baa face|dfec A2A:| |:e|cAeA fAeA|dfec B2 Be|cAeA fAec|dfec A2A:| |:e|cAae cAae|cAac B2 Be|cAae (f/g/a) ca|dBec A2A:| |:a|Tfeca feca|(f/g/a) ce B2 Ba|T(f>e)ca (f/g/a) ca|dBec A2A:| |:e|cA a2 cA a2|cAac B2 Be|cAaf geac|dfec A2A:| |:g|(ag)(fe) a2 ec|a2 ec B2 Bg|a2 ec acac|dfec A2A:| |:e|c/A/A/A/ A/A/A/A/ f/A/A/A/ A/A/A/A/|c/A/A/A/ A/A/A/A/ B/E/E/E/ E/E/E/E/| c/A/A/A/ A/A/A/A/ a/A/A/A/ A/A/A/A/|df ec A2A:| |:g|a/e/e/e/ e/e/e/e/ a/c/c/c/ c/c/c/c/|a/e/e/e/ e/e/e/e/ a/B/B/B/ B/B/B/B/| a/e/e/e/ e/e/e/e/ a2 ec|dfec A2A:|]

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:22 T:Bonny Lad. Roose.0022 T:Because He Was A Bonny Lad,aka. Roose.0022 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester, 1850 Z:Village Music Project 2019 Eric Conrad M:C Q:1/4=140 L:1/8 N:Beaming here (suggesting cut time or 2/2) is as in MS. But frequent chord N:changes seem consistent with 4/4, in agreement with MS common time. N: N:NB1) MS has quarter note, but this is not consistent with the pickups. N: (It would make sense as the final note.) N:NB2) Added tie to complete that final note. (See NB1). K:A |: e | c>BAa faec | dfec B/B/BB2 | c>BAa faec | dfec A/A/A A :| |: z | cAec fAeA | dfec B/B/BB2 | cAeA fAeA | dfec A/A/AA2 | cAeA fAeA | dfec B/B/B Bg | afge fdec | dfec A/A/A "_NB1"A- :| "_NB2"A |]

X:150 T:Because I am a Bonny Lad O:No 150 Page 72 No 2 William Clarke of Feltwell (1858) Z:Transcribed by M Humphreys May 2010 M:4/4 L:1/8 K:A d|cBAa|gaec|dfec|(3BBB Bd|cBAa|gaec|dfec|(3AAA A:| |: d|cAeA|fAeA|dfec|(3BBB Bd| cAeA|fAeA |eaeg| (3AAA Ad| cAeA |fAeA|dfec| (3 BBB Bg| agfe|fedc| dBec| (3AAA 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:|]