O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye My Lad

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 Theme code Index    35L2L2 35L6L1
 Also known as    O Whistle and I'll Come to You My Love, Days of 'Lang Syne', Toddlin' Hame, Todlin' Hame
 Composer/Core Source    John Bruce
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    James Johnson
 Book/Manuscript title    Scots Musical Museum vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 109
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1788
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 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye My Lad: Annotations


X: 1
C:Page 28
S:Matthew Betham MS, Towcett Cumbria, 1815
O:England;Cumbria;Towcett
Z:VMP - Hugh Taylor, 2012
T:Whistle and I'll come to you, my lad,aka. MBe.54
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
R:.Jig
N:Someone in a different hand has written alongside the title "Oh, whistle and I'll come to you, my lad"
N:The 14 bar B part is unusual, though another version from elsewhere has a 10 bar B part.
N:NB-The middle note of the second triplet looks like a correction from an 'e' to an 'f'.
F:http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/betham.abc	
K:D
d/e/|fdB AGF|Eee e2 d/e/|fdB AFA|Bdd d3:|
|:A|dfa d"^NB"fa|dfa afe|dfa dfa|bee e2 f/e/|
dfa dfa|(dfa a2) g|fdB AGF|Eee e2 d/e/|
fdB AFA|Bdd d2 F|GA/G/A/G/ FA/F/A/F/|Eee e2 d/e/|
fdB AFA|Bdd d3:|
X:1
T:O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye, My Lad
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Air
S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:Bb
(B/c/) | (d<BG) (FED) | (Ccc) c2 (B/c/) | d<BG FDF | (GBB) B2 B/c/ | 
dBG (F>ED) | Ced cf>e | (dBG) (FDF) | GBB B2 || 
B/c/ | Bdf Bdf | Bdf (f2 d/c/) | Bdf Bdf | (gc)c c2 d/c/ | Bdf Bdf | 
BBg (g2 f/e/) | (dBG) (FED) | Ccc cf>e | dBG (FDF) | (GBB) B2 ||

O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye My Lad: Annotations