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 Theme code Index    5311 131H3
 Also known as    Dainty Davy, Daintie Davy, Dainty Davie Was a Lad, Rantin' Rovin' Robin
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Highland, March/Marche, Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Alexander Stuart
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Musick for Allan Ramsey's Collection of Scots Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    pp. 44-45
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1724
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Media    
 Score   (1)   




X:1 T:Dainty Davy M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Henry Playford – “Dancing Master, 11th edition” (London, 1701) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f2|c3B A2G2|F2 (ED) F4|F2c2 (AB)(cA)|F2c2 A2f2| c3B A2G2|F2 (ED) F3e|(fe)(fd) e2 (dc)|d4 d2:| |:e2|fga fga|fga2 a2 gf|efg2 efg2|efg2 g2 fe| fga2 fga2|fga2 a2 gf|(gf)(ed) e2 (dc)|d4 d2:|


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:C| L:1/8 B:Alexander Stuart – “Musick for Allan Ramsay’s Collection” (Edinburgh, c. 1724, pp. 44-45) F: https://digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/rbc/id/2942 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G V:1 d2|A2F2F2 EF|D2 B,2 D4|D2A2 FGAF|D2 AG F2d2| A3G F2 EF|D2B,2 D4|D2d2c2 BA|B4 d2:| |:def2 def2|de fg f2 ed|cc e2 cA e2|cdef e2 dc| D3f f2 ed|edcB c2 BA|Bcde fedc|B4 d2:| V:2 clef = bass z2|D,4 D,,4|F,,2G,,2D,2D,,2|F,2F,,2D,2D,,2|F,2E,2D,2D,,2| F,2E,2D,2A,,2|F,,2G,,2D,2D,,2|F,2D,2A,2A,,2|G,2G,,2D,2:| |:D,2A,2F,2D,2|F,2A,2D2CB,|A,2C,2A,,2C,2|A,,B,,C,D, C,2A,,2| F,2E,2D,2A,,2|C,2E,2B,2A,,2|G,2F,2D,2F,2|G,2G,,2D,2:|


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:C| L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The B:McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 1, p. 1) F: https://rmacd.com/music/macfarlane-manuscript/collection/pdfs/dainty_davie.pdf N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:F Tc3B TA2 G>A|TF2 ED F4|F2c2 ABcA|F2c2 A2f2|Tc3B ABGA| TF2 ED F4|F2f2 Te2 (dc)|(d3e)f4::f2a2f2a2|fgab a2 (gf)| egcg ecge|cdef (e/f/g) (fe)|fefg (f/g/a) ga|bagf Te2 (dc)| fagf ecfe|(d3e) f4::cdBc ABGA|(F/G/A/B/ c/B/A/G/) FCDE|F/G/A/B/ cC FcfA| FdcB Afef|(3cdc (3BcB (3ABA (3GAG |FAcC FAGC|Fcdf ecfe|(d3e) f4:| |:fcac fcac|(f/c/d/e/ f)g (f/g/a) (gf)|ecgc (e/f/e/f/ g)e|cd (e/d/e/f/) (e/f/g) (fe)| fcAF Afga|bd (d/e/f) ecde|fcgc acfe|(d3e) f4:|


X:1 T:Daintie Davie M:C| L:1/8 R:Air B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book V (1760, p. 22) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f2|c3B A2 (GA)|TF2 (ED) F4|F2 c2 (AB) c2|F2c2A2f2|Tc3B A2 (GA)| TF2 (ED) F4|(fe)(fg) (ag)(fe)|d4 f4:||:(fg)(ag) (fg)(ag)|(fg)(ab) a2 (gf)| (ef)(gf) (ef)(gf)|(ef)(ga) g2 (fe)|f3g a2 (ga)|(ba)(gf) Te2 (d^c)|(de)(fg) (ag)(fe)|d4 f4:| |:c2 c4 B2|A2 A4G2|F2 Ac f2 cf|a2 (.b.a .g.f.e.d)|c2 c4 B2| A2 A4 G2|F2f2 {f}e2 (d^c)|d4 f4:||:(fg) a2 F2a2|F2 a4 (gf)| (ef)g2 E2g2|E2g4 (fe)|(fg) a2F2a2|E2g2 ^c2 BA|(ag)(fe) (dc)(Ac)|d4 {e}f4:| |:cB A4 G2|TF2 (ED) F3G|Ac f2 cf a2|Ac f2 cf a2|(.g.f.e.d .c.B.A.G)| TF2 (ED) F2 a2|d2b2 (ag)(fe)|d4 f4:||:fg a4 a2|a2 ga bagf|ef g4 (g2| g2) fg (ag)(fe)|d2 (ef) e2 (fg)|f2 (ga) T^c2 (BA)|(de)(fg) (ag)(fe)|d4 {de}f4:|]


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Brisk" S:McGibbon - Scots Tunes, book III, p. 72 (c. 1762) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f2 | c3BA2 GA | (GF)(ED) F4 | F2 c2 ABcA | F2c2A2f2 | c3B A2GA | (GF)(ED) F4 | F2f2 gfef | !trill!d4f2 :| |: c2 | f2a2 (fg)a2 | (fgab) a2 (gf) | e2g2c2g2 | (efga) g2 (fe) | f3ga2ga | Bagf !trill!e2 dc | defg (ag)!trill!(fe) | !trill!d4f2 :| |: f2 | c>dcB ABGA | (GF)(ED) F2 AG | F2c2 ABcA | FcBc Afef | (dc)(BA) (BA)(GA) | (GF)(ED) F2 de | f2 gf egfe | !trill!d4f2 :| |: c2 | fgag fgag | fgab a2 !trill!(gf) | (ec)(gc) (ac)(gc) | efga gfge | fefg afga | (b/a/g) (a/g/f) edec | defg agfe | !trill!d4f2 :|


X:2 T:Dainty Davy M:C L:1/8 N:mis-numbered as 183 in Thompson B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin f2|c3BA2G2|F2ED F4|F2c2 (Ac)(cA)|F2c2A2f2| c3BA2G2|F2(ED) F3e|(fe)(fd) e2 (d^c)|d4 d2:| |:e2|fg a2 fg a2|fg a2-a2 gf|efg2 efg2|ef g2-g2 fe| fga2 fga2|fg a2-a2 gf|(gf)(ed) e2 (d^c)|d4 d2:||


X:3 T:Dainty Davie M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 132, p. 46) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g|d3c B2 AB|AGFE G4|G2d2 BcdB|G2d2B2g2| d3c B2AB|AGFE G4|G2g2 agfg|Te4 g2:| |:d2|g2b2 gab2|g(abc') b2 ag|f2a2d2a2|f(gab) a2 gf| g3 a b2 ab|c'bag Tf2 ed|efga bagf|Te4 g2:|]


X:4 T:Dainty Davie M:C L:1/8 B:Thomas Calvert - Collection of Marches & Quick Steps, Strathspeys & Reels (1799, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f|cA TAG/A/ FD ~F2|Fc A/B/c/A/ FcAf|cA TAG/A/ FD ~F2| [1f/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/d/:|2 f/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/|| fafa fa ag/f/|ec gc eg gf/e/|fa ag/f/ eg gf/e/|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ Td/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/| [cf][fa] [cf][fa] [cf][fa] [ca]g/f/|ec [eg]c e[eg] [eg]f/e/| f/g/a/b/ [fa]g/f/ e/f/g/a/ [eg]f/e/|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ Td/c/d/e/ f/e/f/d/|]


X:1 T:Dainty Davie, with Variations M:C L:1/8 C:"by Mr. Stewart." B:Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f|:c>B A(G/A/) (G/F/E/D/) F2|FcA>B F>cA>f|Tc>B AG/A/ (G/F/E/D/) F2|df e(d/c/) d2f2:| |:f>af>a f a2 (g/f/)|egcg (e/f/g/a/) g(f/e/)|f a2 (g/f/) g>f ed/c/|df Ted/c/ {c}d2f2:| |:(c/d/)(B/c/) (A/B/)(G/A/) (G/F/)(E/D/) TF2|Fc A/B/c/A/ Fc A/B/c/f/|(c/d/)(B/c/) (A/B/)(G/A/) (G/F/)(E/D/) EC|c/d/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ {e}d2f2:| |:f/g/a f/g/a f/g/a/b/ (ag/f/)|e/f/g/c/ a/c/g/c/ e/f/g/a/ gf/e/|(f/g/a) a(g/a/) b/a/g/f/ f/e/d/c/|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d2 f2:| |:(d/c/B/A/) (B/A/)(G/F/) G/F/E/D/ F2|(F/c/)(A/c/) (F/c/A/c/) (f/c/A/c/) (F/c/A/c/)|(.f/.d/.c/.B/ .A/.G/.F/.E/ .D/.C/.B,/.A,/ G,2)|c/d/e/f/a/ g/e/d/c/ {c}d2 f2:| |:(f/a/g/a/) (f/a/g/a/) (f/a/g/b/) a(g/f/)|(e/c/B/c/) (g/c/B/c/) (e/f/g/a/) g(f/e/)|(f/e/f/g/) (a/g/a/f/) b/g/a/f/ f/d/e/c/|d/e/f/(a/ g/f/e/)c/ {c}d2f2:| |:d/c/B/A/ f/d/c/B/ (A/4B/4c/) F/c/ A/f/c/F/|B/G/B/a/ g/f/e/d/ g/f/e/d/ c/d/e/c/|f/D/F/A/ B/G/A/F/ (BAB).c|(c/d/f/a/) g/f/e/g/ d2f2:| |:FaFa a/g/f/a/ g/f/e/g/|EgEg g/f/e/g/ f/e/d/e/|FaGb (a/f/)(g/e/) (f/d/)(e/c/)|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d2f2:|]


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune Q:”Quick” B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, p. 7) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105810922 N:Archibald Duff (c. 1770-c. 1840?) was a musician (along with his brother Charles) and dancing N:master, of Montrose and Aberdeen, and is recorded as being a Professor of Music residing at N:Clayills Cottage, Aberdeen in 1837. N:The volume is dedicated to Lady Mary Ramsay of Balmain Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f|c>B AG|FD TF2|(F<c)A<c|F<cA<f|c>B AG|FD F2 Ff-e.c|d2f:| c|f<af<a|fa_a.g/.f/|e<gc<g|e<g- g.f/.f/|f<a f<a|f<a- a.g/.f/| ec (a/g/).f/.e/|d2 f>c|(f/g/).a/.g/|(f/g/).a/.g/|(f/g/).a/.b/ (b/a/).g/.f/| (e/c/)(g/c/) (a/c/)(g/c/)|(e/f/).g/.a/ (a/g/).f/.e/ |(f/e/).f/.g/ (a/f/).g/.a/| (b/a/).g/.f/ (fe/).d/c./|(d/e/).f/.g/ (a/g/).f/.e/|d2f2||


X:4 T:Dainty Davy (Old Scotch) M:C L:1/8 Q:"Allegretto" B:Wilson - Companion to the Ball Room (1816, p. 39) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g2|d3c B2A2|AGFG E2z2|G2d2 BcdB|G2d2B2g2| d3c B2A2|AGFG E2B2|e3f gfe^d|e3f g2:| |:d2|g2b2g2b2|g2b2b2 ag|f2a2f2a2|f2 a2a2 gf| g3a b2 ab|c'bag gfe^d|e3f gfe^d |e3f g2:|]


X:5 T:Dainty Davie M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Mackie ms. (early 19th cent. small-pipes ms. from Aberdeen) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g|{e}d>c {c}B>A GE G2|Ge (Bc)dB GdBg|{e}d>c {c}B>A GE G2|ga b/a/g/f/e/ g:| |:d|gbgb gb b(a/g/)|fada fa a(g/f/)|gbgb gb b(a/g/)|f>d b/a/.f/.f/ e2 g>d| gbgb gb ba/g/|fada fa {b}b(g/f/)|g>a ba/b/ (c/b/)(a/g/) (g/f/)(e/d/)|efga b/a/g/f e>f g|| a|{b}bBBA GE G2|Bd (B/c/).d/.B/ .A.dB.g|{e}d>cB>A GE G(g/a/)|(3bge (3gf^d e2 g:| |:d|gbgb gb ba/g/|fada fa a(g/f/)|gbgb gb ba/g/|fd (b/a/)./g./f e2 g>d| gbgb gb ba/g/|fada fa {g}a(g/f)|g>a b(a/b/) (c'/b/)(a/g/) (g/f/)(e/d/)|(e/f/)(g/a/) (b/a/)(g/f/) e>fg:||


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Edward Riley – “Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 3” (1820, No. 120, p. 32) F: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab7b93e0-f959-0139-46b9-0242ac110002#/?uuid=277ff190-2ae4-013a-5cb8-0242ac110003 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g2|d3c B2A2|AGFG E2 F2|G2d2 BcdB|G2d2B2g2|d3c B2A2| AGFG E2B2|e3f gfe^d|e3f g2:||:d2|g2b2g2b2|g2b2 b2 ag| f2a2f2a2|f2a2a2 gf|g3a b2 ab|c’bag gfe^d|e2 f2 gfe^d|e3f g2e2:|]


X:1 T:Dainty Davie M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 1 (1844–1845, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f2|:{d}c3BA3G FD3 ~F4|Fc3 ABcA Fc3Af3|{d}c3BA3G F2D2 ~F4|f3g agfe d4 f2d2:| c2|fa3fa3 fa3-a2gf|e3gc3g eg3- g2fe|fa3fa3 fa3-a2gf|ec3 agfe d4 (f3c)| fa3fa3 fa3-a2gf|e3gc3g eg3- g2fe|f3ga3f {a}g3fe3c|d3f agfe d4 f2d2||


X:36 T:Dainty Davey. Roose.0071 M:C| L:1/8 Q:2/4=75 N: NB Repeat inserted by transcriber B:John Roose MS, Manchester, 1850 Z:Village Music Project. Steve Mansfield, 2019 K:F f |:"NB" cAAG F>DF2 | FcAc FcAf | cAAG F>DF2 | Ff ed/c/ d2f2 :| |: fafa fa ag/f/ | egcg eg gf/e/ | f2g2 afec | df ed/c/ d2f2 :|


X:1 T:Dainty Davie. Roose.0647 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester 1850 Z:Village Music Project 2019 Mike Hicken M:C L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 C: 'A Strathspey' N: NB1 This is notated with tied notes and a grace note as shown in the Ms. U: W = !wedge! K:F d|{d/}c>B {B/}A>G F>D TF2|Fc A/B/c/A/ WFWc WAWf|{d/}c>B {B/}A>G FD TF2|f>g a/g/f/e/ d2f:| |:c|WfWaWfWa fa-Tag/f/|egcg eg {a/}gf/e/|WfWaWfWa fa- ag/f/|ec a/g/f/e/ Td2 f>c| WfWaWfWa fa- "^NB1"{b}ag/f/|egcg eg- gf/e/|Tf>g ag/a/ (b/a/)Wg/Wf/ f/e/d/c/|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d>ef || g|{fg}aA A>G FD F2|Fc A/B/c/A/ WFWc WAWf|{d}c>B {B/}A>G FD F f/g/|(3afd (3ge^c d2f :| c|fafa fa- ag/f/|egcg eg {a}gf/e/|WfWafWa fa- ag/f/|ec (a/g/)Wf/We/ d2 f>c| WfWaWfWa f"^NB1"a-{b/}ag/f/|egcg eg- gg/e/|f>g ag/a/ (b/a/)Wg/Wf/ f/e/d/c/|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ d2f |]


X:6 T:Dainty Davie M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) K:F d|c>BA>G F<D F2|F>c A/B/c/A/ f>cA>f|c>BA>G F<D F2|f>g a/g/f/e/ d>ef:| |:c|f<af<a f<a ag/f/|e<g c>g e<g gf/e/|1 f<af<a f<a ag/f/| e>c a/g/f/e/ d>ef:|2 f>ga>g g>fe>c|d>e a/g/f/e/ d>ef|]


X:7 T:Dainty Davy was a Lad M:C L:1/8 S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d>cBA GEE>D|GBBd GBB>d|d>cBA GEE>D|GBBd GBB>f| gefd e2d2||gbef gbba/g/|fbd>e faa g/f/|gbbg faaf|gefd e2e2|]


X:1 T:Dainty Davy M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Rev. Luke Donnellan, “Oriel Songs and Dances”, Journal of the County B:Louth Archaeological Society vol. 2, No. 2 (Sept. 1909); No. 18. B:https://www.jstor.org/stable/27727870?read-B:now=1&refreqid=excelsior%3A6617c48d5f7231a6b936183ad5f11506&seq=16 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F fd |cBAG FD F2|FcAc FcAd|cBAG FEDg|fdec d2 de:| |:fada faaf|egcg efge|fgaf efge|1fdec d2 de:|2 fdec d2d2||