Ruffian's Rant (The)

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 Theme code Index    5333 5322
 Also known as    Ben Nevis, Cog na Scalan, Down on Yon Bank, I'm Over Young to Marry Yet (1), Kilt is My Delight (The), Lady Francis Wemys' Reel, Old Virginia, Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABBCCD
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Bremner
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:A Collection of Scots Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 43
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1757
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Ruffian's Rant, The M:C L:1/8 S:McGlashan – Strathspey Reels Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B | A<FF>E F>EF<B|A>FF>D E>DEB | A<F F>D d>ef>e | d>BA>F E>D E :| |: B | A<F d>A B>Ad>B | A<F d>A B>AB>d | G<F F>D d>ef>d | B>dA>F E<D E :| |: b | a<f f>e f>e f<b | a<f f>d e>d e<b | a<f f>e d>gf>e | d>B d/B/A/F/ E>D E :| || B | A<Fd<F A<Fd<F | A<Fd<F BABd | A<F E>D d>ef>e | f/e/d/B/ d/B/A/F/ E>DEB |A/F/E/F/ d/F/E/F/ A/F/E/F/ d/F/E/F/ | A/F/E/F/ d/F/E/F/ B>A A<d | AFE>D Defd |EBdF E>DEB || |: A<F F>E F>E F<d | A<F F>DE>D EB | A<F F>A d>ef>e| F<F F>A E<DE :| |: B | A<F d>A d>Ad>B | A<F d>A B>ABd | A<F F>D d>efd | B>dA>F E>DE :|]

X:1 T:Ruffian’s Rant, The M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:William Campbell – “Campbell’s 12th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances & B:Strathspey Reels for the Harp, Piano-Forte & Violin, with their Proper Figures, as B:Danced at Court, Bath, Williss’s, & Hanover Square Rooms” (Soho, London, c. 1797, p. 1) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D V:1 B2|AF3F3E TF3EF2B2|AF3F3D TE3DE2B2|AF3F3D d3ef3e|d3BA3F E3DE2:| |:B2|AF3d3A B3Ad3B|AF3d3A B3AB2d2|AF3E3D d3ef3e|d3BA3F E3DE2:| |:b2|af3f3e f3ef2b2|af3f3d e3de2b2|af3f3d d3gf3e|d3B dBAF E3DE2:| |:B2|AF3d3A B3Ad3B|AF3d3A TB3AB2d2|AF3E3D d3ef3e|fedB dBAF TE3DE2:| V:2 clef = bass z2|D,4D,4D,4D,4|D,4D,4A,4A,4|D,4D,4 F,3G,A,3G,|G,4[D,4F,4][A,,6A,6]:| |:z2|D,4D,4D,4D,4|D,4D,4D,4D,4|D,4D,4 F,3G,A,3G,|F,3G, F,4 [A,,6A,6:| |:z2|D4D4D4D4|D4D4A,4A,4|D4D4 F,3B,A,3G,|F,3G,G,2F,2 [A,,6A,6]:| |:z2|D,4D,4 [G,,4D,4][G,,4D,4]|[F,,4D,4][F,,4D,4][G,,4D,4][G,,4D,4]|F,A,3G,3F, F,3G,A,3G,|F,2G,2G,2F,2 [A,,6A,6]:|

X:1 T:Ruffan’s Rant, The T:Roy’s Wife M:2/4 L:1/8 R: S:The Buttery Manuscript (early 19th century, No. 477) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|A>F F<D|F>EFB|A<F F<D|E>DEB|A>FE>D|d>ef>e|d>BAF|E>DE:| |:b|a>fTf>e|Tf>ef>b|a>fTf>d|e>deb|a>ff>e|d>eTf>e|(d/c/B/A/) d>F|E>DEB| A>Fd>A|TB>Ad>A|TB>Ad>A|B>AB>d|A>FE>D|d>eTf>e|d>BA>F|E>DE:|]

X:1 T:Ruffian's Rant, The M:C L:1/8 B:Davie's Caledonian Repository (Aberdeen, 1829-30, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|A<FF>E F>EF<B|A<FF>D E>DE<F|A>FE>D d>ef>e| d>B A/B/d/F/ E>DE<:| |:G|F>Ad>A B>Ad>A|F>Ad>A B>AB<d|A>FE>D d>ef>e|{c}d>B A/B/d/F/ E>DE<:| |:b|a<ff>e f>ef<b|A<ff>d e>de<f|a>fe>f d>ef>e|d>B A/B/d/F/ E>DE<:| B|A<Fd>A B/c/A/G/ d>B|A<Fd>A B>AB<d|B/A/G/f/ G/F/E/D/ d>ef>e|d>B A/B/d/F/ E>DE>G| (3FAA (3dAA (3BAA (3dAA|(3FAA (3dAA (3BAA (3Bcd|(3BAG (3FED (3fag (3fge|(3dcB (3AG E>DE<||

X:1 T:Ruffians’ Rant, The M:C L:1/16 R:”Scotch Reel” B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 60) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A B2|AF3TF3E F3EFB3|A3FF3[DE] E3DE2B2|AF3F3D d3ef3e|d3BTA3F TE3D E2:| |:B2|AF3d3A B3Ad3B|AF3 d3A TB3AB3c|GF3TF3D d3ef3d|B3d A3F E3D F2:| |:b2|af3f3e Tf3efb3|af3 Tf3d Tf3deb3|af3 Tf3e e3gf3e|d3B dBAF TE3D E2:| |:B2|AF3dF3 F3BA2F2|AF3 dF3 TB2A2B2c2|AF3ED3 Td3ef3e|(fe)(eB) (eB)(AF) TE3D E2G2| A(FEF) d(FEF) A(FEF) d(FEF)|A(FEF) d(FEF) TB3AB3d|A2F2TE3D d3ef2d2|e2B2d2F2 TE3D E2B2|| AF3 TF3E TF3E Fd3|AF3 TF3D TE3D E2B2|A3F3A d3ef3e|FF3F3A E3DE2:| |:B2|A3Fd3c d3cd3B|AF3 d3A TB3AB2f2|AF3F3D d3ef2d2|B3dA3F TE3DE2:|]