Merry Lads of Ayr (The)

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 Theme code Index    3H1H1H5 3H1H4H3H
 Also known as    Ayrshire Lasses (3), Lads of Ayr, Lads of Air (The), Merry Lads of Air, Merry Lads of Ayer
 Composer/Core Source    John Riddell of Ayr
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double), Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    SCOTLAND(South Ayrshire)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Bremner
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Scots Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 15
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1757
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Merry Lads of Air M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Bremner - Collection of Scots Reels, Country Dances (1757, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C f|edcA cGGf|edcA f2 (e/f/g)|edcA cGGc|(A/B/c) GE D2C:| |:z|c2 g>a g>ede|c2 ga g2 Tf-e|c/c/c ga gede|f>g a/g/f/e/ d2d:|]

X:1 T:Merry Lads of Ayr, The M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:John Riddell – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin (c. 1782, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C g|{f}e>dcA cGGg|{f}e>dcA f2 (e/f/g)|e>dce (d/c/B/A/ c)G|A/B/c (GE) D2 D:| |:e|c2 (ga) gega|c/c/c (ga) {b}Tg2 fe|c2 (ga) gece|(f>g) (a/g/f/e/) d2d:|]

X:2 T:Merry Lads of Ayr, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverly, Cumbria, 1840) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C f|edcd dGGf|edce g2 f>g|edcd cGGc|A/B/c GE D2D:|| c2 g>a g>ede|c/c/c g>a g2 Tfe|cega gece|f>g a/g/f/e/ d2 de| c2 g>a g>ede|c/c/c g>a g2 Tfe|cega gece|faeg defg||

X:1 T:Merry Lads of Ayr, The C:John Riddle [sic] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 2 (1844–1845, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C f|edcB cGGf|edce f2 fg|(ed)cB cGGc|(A/B/c) GE D2 D:| d|c2 ga (ge)cd|c/c/c (ga) {a}g2 (fe)|cega gece|fage d2 de| ~c2 g>a gede|c/c/c ga {a}g2 fe|cega gece|faeg defg||

X:1 T:Ayrshire Lasses [3], The T:Merry Lads of Ayr M:C L:1/8 B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 4 (mid-19th century, p. 49) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C ecce cGGf|ecce fefg|eccd cGGc|AcGE ED D2|| d|c2ga gede|c2 ga g2 fe|cefa gece|faeg dcde||

X:0636 T:Merry Lads of Ayre. Roose.0636 C:'A Reel' M:C L:1/8 Q:1/4=140 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester 1850 Z:Village Music Project, Peter Dunk 2019 K:C |:f|edcB cGGf|edce f2fg|edcB cGGc|((3ABc) GE !fine!D3:| e|:cega gede|cega g2e2|cega gece|faeg defd| cega gede|cega g2e2|cega gece|faeg def!D.C.!g:|

X:1 T:Merry Lads o' Ayr, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C f|(ed)cd (cG)Gf|(ed)ce (fa)gf|(ed)(cB) (cG)Gc|AcGE (D2D):| e|(ce)ga (ge)de|cega g2 (fe)|(cg)ga (ge)ce|(fa)ge d2 de| (ce)ga (ge)de|cega g2 (fe)|gega gece|fage (d2d)||"Last"z [Ec]|[E6c6]z||

X:3 T:Merry Lads of Ayr, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C f|eccB cGGf|ecce fagf|eccB cGGc|A/B/c GE D2D:| e|cega gede|cega g2ed|cega gece|fage d2de| cega gede|c/c/c ga g2ed|cega gece|fage defa||

X:1 T:Merry Lads of Ayr M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Laybourn - Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 3 (1885, p. 236) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin f|Oedcd cGGf|edce f2 (f>g)|edcd cGGc|(A/B/c) (GE) A2 A:|| d|c2 (g>a) gede|c/c/c (g>a) {a}g2 (f{gf}e)|cega gece|(f>g) (a/g/f/e/) d2 (de)| ~c2 (g>a) gede|c/c/c (g>a) {a}g2 (f{gf}e)|cega gece|faeg defg!D.C.!||