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 Theme code Index    3556 1H1H1H5
 Also known as    Clare Dragoons, Clare's Dragoons, Constitution March, Will was a wanton Wag, Willy was a Wanton Wag
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Polka, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4, 2/2
 Editor/Compiler    Daniel Wright
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Aria di Camera
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 70
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1727
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Will was a wanton Wag M:C| L:1/8 B:Daniel Wright – Aria di Camera (London, 1727, No. 70) N:”being A Choice Collection of Scotch, Irish & Welsh Airs N:for the Violin and German Flute by the following masters N:Mr. Alex. Urquahart of Edinburgh, Mr. Dermot O'Connar of Limrick N:Mr. Hugh Edwards of Carmarthen” F: https://ia600808.us.archive.org/20/items/AriaDiCamera1727/Wright-AriaDiCamera-1727.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F2A2A2B2|d3e d2A2|F2A2A2f2|e2d2B4| F2A2A2B2|dcde d2A2|F2A2A2d2|B2d2 D4|| F2a2e2f2|Td3e f2 (ed)|fg a2a2 gf|e2d2 TB4| a3g f2e2|Td3 e f2g2|a2A2A2 f2|e2f2 d4||

X:1 T:Willie was a wanton Wag M:C| L:1/8 R:Air B:William Thomson - Orpheus Caledonius, vol. II (1733, No. 26, p. 105) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/91481750 N:Thomson (c. 1695-1753) was a Scottish singer and folk song collector N:who lived in London for most of his adult career. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C E G G A c>d c G|E G G>e d>c A>G|E G G A c>d c G|E G G c A c G3>f|| e g d e c>d e c|e g d e Td>c A f |e g d e c>d e f |g G G e Td>c c2||

X:1 T:Willy was a wanton Wag 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. 32, p. 64) N:Two strain tune and 10 variations by Disblair F: https://rmacd.com/music/macfarlane-manuscript/collection/pdfs/willy_was_a_wanton_wag.pdf N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:D (F/G/A) D(A/4B/4c/) d>e (d/c/B/A/)|(F/G/A) dD/>g/ (f/e/d/c/) TB>A|(F/G/)(A/B/) AB/c/ d>e (f/e/d/c/)| Be Aa/g/ (f/e/d/c/) d2::(f/g/a) ee/f/ (d/c/d/)e/ (f/e/f/)d/|(f/g/a) da (b/a/g/f/) e2|(f/g/a) ea d>e (f/e/f/)d/| (c/d/e) Aa/g/ (f/e/d/c/) d2::(F/G/A) DB/c/ (d/B/c/A/) dD|F(F/4G/4A/) fA (d/e/f/d/) TB2| (F/G/A) BD (F/G/A) dD|(F/G/A) (b/a/g/f/) (g/f/e/f/) d2::(f/g/a) .e.f .d.f.A.d|.B.d.F.A (b/a/g/f/) d2| (d/e/f/)e/ dA (B/A/B/)G/ FA|(B/c/d) (b/a/g/f/) (g/f/e/f/) d2:: (a/g/f/e/) (f/e/d/c/) de Ad/c/| Bd GB (F/A/d/F/) Ef/g/|(a/f/g/e/) fA (d/B/c/A/) BD|(F/G/A/B/) Dd/D/ (f/e/d/c/) d2:| |:(F/A/B/)A/ dB (F/A/B/)A/ df|F(A/B/A/) d(A/B/A/) (f/e/d/c/) TB2|(F/A/)(B/c/) (d/c/d/)A/ (f/e/f/)d/ (g/f/g/)e/| (a/g/a/)f/ (g/f/g/)e/ (f/e/f/)c/ d2::(f/g/a)e/ (f/d/)A (B/c/ B/4c/4d/4A/4)TFA|DF/G/ AA, (B/A/G/)F/ TE2| (f/g/a/)f/ gE (e/f/g/)e/ fD|(F/G/A/B/) D(f/g/) (f/e/d/c/) d2::(f/g/a) fD (f/g/a) bd|TF(E/D/) (F/G/A) (d/e/f/d/) TB2| (b/a/g/f/) (e/f/g/e/) (a/f/g/e/) fD|1 (F/G/A) (G/A/B) ATc d2:|2 (F/G/A) (G/A/B) ATcd:| |:B/c/|d/D/F/B/ A/D/F/A/ d/D/F/A/ d/D/F/A/|G/B/d/B/ (G/4A/4B/4c/4d/)B/ F/A/d/F/ Ef/g/| a/f/d/f/ g/e/c/e/ f/d/A/d/ e/c/A/c/|d/B/G/B/ gB/G/B/ c/A/E/Tc/ d::f/g/|a/d/a/d/ f/d/f/d/ a/d/a/d/ b/d/b/d/| a/d/b/d/ a/d/b/d/ b/a/g/f/ ef/g/|ae (f/e/d/c/) d(d/4e/4f/) TA(G/F/)|Gdfd ETcd::A/G/|T(F/>E/D/)F/ A/d/f/d/ (F/>E/D/)F/ A/d/f/d/| (F/>E/D/)F/ e/d/f/d/ (f/4g/4/a/) Tg/>f/ e(f/g/)|(3a/g/f/ (3e/f/d/ Tc/>B/ (A/4B/4c/) (3d/c/B/ (3A/B/G/ F/B/A/A,/|(B,/D/)(G/B,/) (C/E/)(A/E/) F/d/E/c/ d:| |:f/g/|(3a/g/f/ (3e/f/d/ (g/4a/4b/)Tg/>f/ (f/4g/4a/4)f/4d/A/ B/D/F/A/|F/D/A/F/ d/A/f/A/ (d/4e/4f/)d/A/ Ba/g/| (f/4g/4a/)d/A/ (3B/d/B/ A/(F/ G/B/)A/E/ (F/4G/4A/)D/A,/|(B,/D/)(G/E/) (F/A/)(d/F/) E/d/c/d/ D:| |:B/c/|d/A/B/A/ F/d/A/F/ G/E/A/F/ A,/D/F/D/|A/d/A/F/ G/B/G/E/ F/A/d/F/ E/e/f/g/|(a/4g/4f/4e/4d/)f/ e/c/A/c/ (d/4c/4B/4A/4G/)B/ c/A/E/A/| (G/4F/4E/4D/4C/)E/ F/D/A,/D/ F/d/E/c/ Td::a/g/(f/4/g/4a/)d/a/ f/d/f/a/ (f/4g/4a/)c/e/ a/c/a/e/| (c/4d/4e/)A/d/ f/d/f/A/ (F/4G/4A/)d/A/ Bf/g/|a(f/4e/4d/4c/4) d(B/4A/4G/4F/4) G(B/4A/4G/4F/4) E(A/4G/4F/4E/4)|D/(a/g/a/) B/(g/f/g/) A/(f/e/f/) [Gd]:| [M:9/8]D|(F/G/A/B/)A (F/G/A/B/)A d-AD|(F/G/A/B/)A (F/G/A/B/)A f-dB|(c/d/e/f/)e (a/g/f/g/)a A-df| (d/c/B/A/)B (Ad)A (FD)::A|(d/e/f/g/)a (f/e/d/c/)d (B/A/G/F/)A|(a/g/f/e/)f (dF)D (EA)E| (F/G/A/B/)E (G/A/B/c/)e (c/d/e/f/)A|(a/g/f/e/d/c/) d>AF D2::f/g/|(a/g/f/e/)f (d/c/B/A/)B TF2A| (G/F/E/D/)A (f/e/d/c/)e (de)B|(a/g/f/e/)f (DF)A (df)a|(d/c/B/A/)b (a/g/f/e/)f d2:| |:f/g/|(a/g/f/e/)f (df)a Tg2f|(d/c/B/A/)B (DA)f Tc2B|(G/F/E/D/)E (FA)d (Be)f|(a/g/f/e/)f (Ad)F d2:| |:A|d(f/e/f) A(d/c/d) F(c/A/B)|(G/F/E/D/)E (f/e/d/c/)d (Be)d|(B/A/G/F/E/D/) A,DF (Ad)f| (g/f/e/d/c/B/) (AdF) D2::(f/g/)|(a/g/f/e/d/c/) dFA (df)a|(f/e/d/c/)d A(b/a/g/f/) (ef)g|(ac)d e(f/e/d/c/) (dF)G| A(B/A/G/F/) E(A/G/F/E/) D2::B|D(d/c/B/A/) (BG)B (AF)A|(GB)G (Fd)F (EA)E|(G/F/E/D/)E (Fd)A (Bg)B| (a/g/f/e/)f dAF D2::a|a(a/g/f/e/) d(f/e/d/c/) d-FA(G/B/d)B (F/A/d)F (GE)g| (a/g/f/e/d/c/) (dF)G (Ad)A|1 (dg)c (Fd)E (FD):|2 (d/c/B/A/G/F/) E>AE [D2F2A2]||

X:2 T:Willie was a wanton wag M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Brisk" S:McGibbon – Scots Tunes, Book 1 (c. 1746) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A2 | F2(A2A2)(Bc) | d3ed2A2 | F2A2A2f2 |Te3d B4 | F2(A2A2)(Bc) | (dcde) d2A2 | F2A2A2f2 |Te3dd2 :| |: g2 | f2a2e2f2 | d3ef2d2 | (fga2)e2f2 |Te3dB4 | f2a2e2f2 | d3ef2g2| a2A2A2f2 |Te3dd2 :| |: A2| D2A2F2A2 | d3e(dc)(BA) | (FGA2)D2f2 | (gfed) TB4 | (FG)A2D2Bc | d3e fedc | (Bc)d2A2a2 | (fe)(dc) d2 :| |: g2 | (fga2)e2f2 | d2f2A2d2 | F2A2D2a2 | bagf Te2fg | a2e2 fedc | d2f2A2GF | G2d2F2d2 | E2Tc2d2 :| |: A2 | (F/G/A) DA dAFA | (dcd)e dAFA | (Gd)(Gd) (Fd)(Fd) | (BA)(GF) E2A2 | (F/G/A) DA dAFA | fdAd fdAd | (fga)f bagf | (gf)(ef) d2 :| |: fg | a2(.d.a) b2(db) | a2(.d.a) b2(db) | (ad)(bd) (ad)(bd) | bagf Te2 fg | a2 (f/e/d/)c/ d2 (B/A/G/F/) | G2 (B/A/G/F/) E2 (A/G/F/E/) | D2 (f/g/a) (g/a/b) (e/f/g) | fedc d2 :| |: A2 | (3F2A2A2 (3D2A2A2 | (3d3ed2 (3d2A2A2 | (3F2A2A2 (3d2e2f2 | e3dB3A | (3F2A2A2 (3d2A2A2 | (3e2A2A2 (3f2A2A2 | (3a2d2b2 (3a2g2f2 | (3e2d2c2 d2 :| |: fg | (3a2A2A2 (3g2A2A2 | (3f2A2A2 (3e2A2A2 | (3d2a2a2 (3d2b2b2 |Te3d B2fg | (3a2g2f2 (3g2f2e2 | (32f2e2d2 | (3A2G2F2 | (3G2d2G2 (3F2d2F2 | 3E2d2c2 d2 :|]

X:1 T:Willie was a Wanton Wagg M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book V (1760, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F2A2A2 (Bc)|d3e d2A2|TF2A2A2f2|(gf)(ed) B4| (FG) A2 A2 (Bc)|d3e d2A2|F2A2A2d2|B2d2A4:| |:f2a2e2f2|d3e f2d2|(fg) a2f2f2|(gf)(ed) B4| f2a2e2f2|d3e (fe)(fg)|a2A2A2 (fg)|(fe)(dc) d4:| |:(FG) A2 D2A2|dfed cBAG|FDAF dAfd|afed TB4| (FG)A2D2A2|Bdce dfeg|fagb afed|cB A^G A4:| |:f2 (af) d2 (fd)|A2 (dA) F2 (AF)|(DE)(FG) A2 (af)|b(gfe) {d}c4| (f/g/a) gb egfa|B2 (cd) (cB)(AG)|(FG) A2 Bbag|(fe)(dc) d4:| |:(F/G/A) T(BA) dAT(BA)|(F/G/A) TBA d2D2|(FA)(GB) A(FED)|(fe)(dc) B4| (F/G/A) T(BA) dATBA|(gf)(ed) {ga}b3a|(gf)(ed) (ca)(fd)|(cB) (A^G) A4:| |:(f/g/a) eg (fd)(Ac)|d(BAG) F2 (ED)|G3 F (EG) (Bf)|(g/f/e) bd {d}c4| (f/g/a) gE egfD|{de}f2 (ed) (cB) (AG)|(F/G/A) Gb FaEg|(fe)(dc) {c}d4:|]

X:1 T:Willie was a wanton wag M:C| L:1/8 R:Scots Measure B:McGlashan – Collection of Scots Measures (177?, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A2|F2A2A2 Bc|d3e d2A2|F2A2A2f2|e2d2B4| F2A4 Bc|dcde d2A2|F2A2A2d2| B2cd A2:| |:g2|f2a2e2f2|d3e f2d2|fga2 e2f2|gfed B2g2| fagf egfe|d2e2 fefg|a2A2A2f2|gfefd2:|

X:1 T:Willie was a Wanton Wag M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 48, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|FA(AB/c/)|d>e (d/c/)(B/A/)|Faaf|e>d B>A| FAA (B/c/)|(d/c/)(d/e/) dA/G/|FAAf|e>dd:| g|faef|d>e g/f/e/d/|(f/g/a) ef|e>d B>g| f>aef|d>efg|aAAf|e>dd:|]

X:1 T:Willie was a wanton Wag M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune Q:"Andante" N:Variations by James Clark N:”I am indebted to Mr. Clark, School Master at Moffat, for the set of this tune.” B:Robert Riddell – Collection of Scotch Galwegian Border Tunes (1794, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (B/A/G)|TF2A2A2 Bc|Tdcde dB{B}AG|TF2A2A2 ef|gfed B2 (B/A/G)| TF2A2A2 Bc|d>cde dB{B}AG|TF2A2A2 g|face d2:| |:zg|Tf3a Te3f|dcde gfed|fgaf e2 ef|gfed TB3g| fagf egfe|Td>cde Tf>efg|a2A2A2g2|face d2:| |:(B/A/G)|FGAA, DFAB/c/|dDde dBAG|FGAF Ddfa|(g/a/).g/.f/ (e/f/).e/.d/ TB2 (B/A/G)| FGAA,DFAB/c/|dDde dB{B}AG|FG B/A/G/F/ Ddfa|gedc d2:| |:zg|faTgf egTfe|dDde fefd|Ddfa GBgb|(b/a/).g/.f/ (g/f/).e/.d/ [G3B3]g| (f/a/g/a/ b/a/g/f/) (e/g/f/g/ a/g/f/e/)|T(d/c/d/)e/ de T(f/e/f/)g/ fg|.az .Az [D3F3A3]f|gedc d2:| |:(B/A/G)|(6F/D/F/A/F/A/ (6d/A/d/f/d/f/|(6a/b/a/g/f/e/ (6fgfedc|(6dDEFGA [GB][FA][GB][FA]ba|(6gfgfed T[G2B2] (B/AG)| (6F/D/F/A/F/A/ (6dAdfdf| (6afabgb (6c'ac'd'bg|(6fabafd (6BcdAge|[A4e4][D2d2]:| N:etc. There are five more sets of variations.

X:1 T:Willie was a wanton wag M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 147) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|F2A2 A2 Bc|d3e d2A2|F2A2A2f2|e3de c4| F2A2A2 Bc|dcde d2A2|F2A2Af2|e3d d2:| |:g2|f2a2e2f2|d3e f2d2|fg a2 e2f2|e3d B4| f2a2e2f2|d3e f2g2|a2A2A2f2|e3d d2:|]

X:1 T:Willie was a Wanton Wag M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Kerr - Merry Melodies vol. 4 (c. 1880's, No. 60, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2|FA3 A3B d3ed3A|FA3 A3f e3eB3A|FA3 A3B d3ef3g|aA3 A3d e3d d2:| |:g2|fa3 e3f d3e fd3|fa3 e3f e3dB3g|fa3 e3f d3ef3g|aA3 A3f e3d d2:||