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Titles are as in contents. Where the title within the MS differs from the contents, the alternative name is italicised.

Page 01

Dainty Davie

Pages 02-06

Rattling Roaring Willy

Pages 06-08

Lass of Livingston

The Lass of Livingston

Pages 08-12

Cailleach Ouir

Pages 12-13

New Claret

Pages 14-15

Pease Strae

Pages 16-17

Lord Forbes’s March

Pages 18-22

Leith Wynd

Pages 22-25

John Ochiltree

Pages 26-29

Jenny Jo!

Pages 30-31

Carle he came ou’r the Craft

The Carle he Came o’er the Croft &c

Pages 32-33

As she pi-d she padled it

Ay as she piss’d she padled it

Pages 34-35

Polwart on the green

Polwarth on the Green_

Pages 36-39

Lass of Paties Mill

The Lass of Patys Mill

Pages 40-41

Last Time I came o’er the Muir

Page 41

Joack above all Joacks

Joack above all Joacks

Pages 42-43

An thou were my own thing

Pages 44-45

Peggy I must love thee

Page 45

Kick the World before you

Pages 46-47

Logan Water

Page 47

Drunken Fyfie

Page 48

Tom come tickle me

Page 48

Had the Lass ’lill I win at her

Had the Lass lill I win at her

Page 49

Flaughter Spade

The Flaughter Spade

Page 49

Kingdom of Fife

The Kingdom of Fife

Pages 50-53

Ald Sir Symon the King

Old Sir Simon the King

Pages 54-56

Sleepy Maggie

Page 57

A wife of my ain

A wife of my own

Pages 58-62

Katharine Ogie

Pages 62-63


The Fiddlers

Page 63

Shady Bowers

Shady bower’s

Pages 64-69

Willy was a wanton Wag

Page 69

Three Sheeps Skins

Three Sheepskins

Pages 70-72

Fairly shot o’ her

Fairly shot of her

Pages 72-73

Jockie’s fu’ an’ Jennie’s lain

Jockie’s low and Jenny’s lain

Page 73

Wet and weary

Page 74

Shuffle and cut

Page 75

Ye Gods ye gave to me a Wife

Page 75

Why shou’dn’t I love my Love

Why shou’dn’t I love

Pages 76-82


The Maltman comes on Monday

Pages 82-83

For the Love o’ Jean

For the Love of Jean

Pages 84-85

Three good Fellows

Pages 86-87

Clout the Caldron

Clout the Cauldron

Pages 88-89

Sweet like Sugar Candie

Pages 90-95

Maggie Lauder

Page 95

Lang Strumpony

Page 96

Waking of the Falds

Page 97

MacLean’s Minuet

Minuet by Mr McLean

Pages 98-99

I fe’er I change a Single Life

Page 99

Harlequins Reel

Hatton Reel

Pages 100-101

Up in the morning early

Pages 102-107

Old Ireland rejoice

Pages 108-110

I wish my love were in a mire

Pages 110-111

Miss Ogilvy

Page 110

Miss Cochran

Pages 112-113

Miss Hamilton

Page 112

Bocchi’s Bass Minuet

Page 113

Miss Elphingston

Miss Uphingston

Page 114

Miss Macleod

Page 115

Miss Selkirk

Page 115

Miss Jenny Forbes

Pages 116-117

[Handel’s] Minuet

Minuet by Mr Handel

Page 116

Miss Bannerman’s Minuet

Miss Bannerman

Page 117

Miss Cuthbert

Pages 118-119

[missing from contents]

Miss Rachie Farquharson

Page 118

Miss Maut

Page 119

Miss Mac Pherson

Miss McPherson

Pages 120-121

Brivio’s Solo Minuet

Page 120

Beau Maxwell’s Minuet

Beau Maxwel

Pages 120

La motte’s N° 3

Lamotte’s N° 3

Page 121

Miss Durham

Pages 122-123

Miss Johnston

Page 122

Lord Cranston

Page 123

Miss Peggie Gordon

Page 123

Lord Crawford

Lord Craford

Pages 124-125


The Millo

Page 125

Saraband by Corelli

Pages 126-128

My Dearie an thou die

Pages 128-129

Marquis of Tweeddale

Marquis of Tweed dale

Page 129

Good Advice

Page 129

Was she no kind to me

Pages 130-132

Rivo che tumido

Pages 132-133

There’ll ne’er be peace ’till Jamie come hame

There’ll ne’er be peace till Jamie come hame

Page 133

Princess Sobieski’s Minuet

Princess Sobieski

Pages 134-135

Wap at the Widow

Pages 136-137

Handels Hornpipe

Page 137

Donald Og

Donald Òg

Pages 138-139

Arthur’s Seat

Page 138

Captain de Leney

Captain Deleny

Page 139

Key of the Cellar

Pages 140-141

MacGibbon’s Scotch Measure

Page 140

Hey to the Camp

Key to the Camp

Page 141

Eccles’s Reel

Page 141

We’re a’ forsaken for want o Siller

We’re a’ forsaken for want o’ Siller

Page 142

Cromlix Lilt

Cromlet’s Lilt

Page 142

Open the Door to three

Page 143

Dribbles o’ Brandy

Page 143

Hiss’d yest’re’rn

Page 144

Wattie Laing

Page 144

Captain Ross’s Rant

Captain Ross

Page 145

Western Walks

Page 145

The bonniest Lass in a’ the world

Pages 146-147

Allan Water

Pages 147-148


Pages 148-149

Blue Bonnets

Blen Bonnets

Page 149

Jannet drinks no Water

Page 149

Oswald’s Fancy

Pages 150-151-

My Nanny-oo

Pages 152-153

So merry as we ha’e been

So merry as we have been

Pages 154-156

Pinkie House

Pages 156-157

Ragged Sailor

The Ragged Sailor

Pages 158-161

Gray Steel

Pages 162-169



Page 169

No Charms above her

Pages 170-175

Reel of Tullich

Pages 176-177

Donald Cooper

Pages 178-181

Lasses bottle brandy

Lasses drink at Brandy

Page 182

Carnoucie’s Rant or Boga ’n Lochan

Carnoucies Rant

Page 182

What meikle sorrow ails you

What meckle Sorrow ails you

Page 183

Gairntully’s Rant

Gairntullie’s Rant

Page 183

Braes of Marr

Pages 184-185

Willie winna ha’e her

Willy winna hae her

Page 186

Camstroddan’s Rant

Page 186

Laodh mo Chroidhe Allastir

Laodh mo chroidh Alastir

Page 187

Ranting Highlandman

A Ranting Highlandman

Page 187

Up and war them a’ Willy

Up and war them a’ Willie

Pages 188-189

Lord Drummore’s Reel

Page 188

Mumping Nelly

Page 189

Love is the Cause of my mourning

Page 190

Tubal Cain


Page 190

Unfortunate Jock

Page 191


New Bigging

Page 191

Bath Medley

Page 192



Page 192


The Coronet

Page 193

Roger came tapping att Dolly’s window or Mumpety Mump

Roger came taping at Dolly’s Window

Page 193

Miller’s Jigg

The Miller’s Jigg

Pages 194-195

Tinker Tam

Tinkler Tam

Page 196

Caping Trade

The Caping Trade

Page 197

Gray Horse March

Gray horse’s March

Page 197

Useless Scrip

My useless Scrip

Pages 198-201

Geld him Lasses

Page 201

O’er the muir to Katie

Pages 202-203

His Grandfather

Page 203

Jean’s the best of any

Page 203

Hey Tramudle

Pages 204-205

Way to Warrington

The Way to Warrington

Page 205

Jockie was his name

Page 205

Buff Coat

Pages 206-207

I woul’d ha’e my Gown made

Page 207

I’ve fixt my fancy on thee

Pages 208-209

One Evening as I lay

Page 208

Braes of Branxholm

Braes of Branksom

Page 209

We’re a’ kiss’d Sleeping

Wee’re a’ kiss’d sleeping

Pages 210-214

I love my Love in Secret

Pages 214-215



Page 215

Countrey Farmer

Country Farmer

Page 215

Happy Clown

Pages 216-217

Drunken Sailor

Page 216



Page 217

Jealousie and Love

Jealousy and Love

Pages 218-220

Irish Troll

[no name\]

Pages 220-221

Jock and Jam

Jock and Tam

Page 221

My Minnie forbad me

My Winnie forbid me

Page 221

Dusty Miller

Pages 222-223

Widow art thou walking

Widow are thou waking

Pages 224-225

Can ye drink an’ no be drunk

Sir Alexander Macdonalds Reel

Page 224

King of Damascus

Lady Blank

Page 224

MacDonald’s Rant

King of Damascus

Page 225

Struan Robertson’s Rant

Pages 226-227

Tibbie Fowler

Tibbie Fowler

Pages 228-229

Loch Sloy

Page 228

MacFarlan’s Reel

MacFarlane’s Reel

Page 229

Inverara Rant

Page 229

Four and twenty Highlandmen

Page 230

Pòg ar Bòn-sèa

A Kiss for a ha’penny

Page 230


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Page 231

Cromdaill hill

Cromadail Hill

Page 231

A’ Bodyloo’s me

A’ body loo’s me

Page 231

Shàl am bheil do Raotan agad

Shàill an theil do Raotan agad

Pages 232-233

Duncan dipt in

Duncan dupt in

Page 232


Page 232

I’ll never have thee

I’ll ne’er leave him

Page 233

Ald wife ayond the fire

The ald wife ayond the fire

Page 233

Bidag ar Mac-Thomais

Ata bidag ar MacThomais

Pages 234-235

Athol Braes

Page 235

How can I keep my maidenhead

Page 235

Baxter’s Rant

Pages 236-237

Cuttie Spoon

Page 236

Boga nuadh

Bog an nuadh

Page 237

Soger Lad or any body

A Soger Lad or any Bodie

Page 237

Harlequin’s Reel

Page 238

Was ye at the Bridal

Was you at the bridal

Page 238

Gordon hall


Page 238

An I had thee amang the heather

An I had thee ’mong the heather

Page 239

Car na m Breillaig

Cadger of Crief

Page 239

Maxwell’s Rant

Maxwel’s Rant

Page 239

Caòra cròm

An Caora cròm

Page 240

Craig Elache

Craig Ellachi

Page 240

Glenrinnes Cheer

Page 240

Tòrn a mhuilin

Tòrn na mhuiln

Page 241

Ianizarie’s March

Ianigarie’s March

Pages 242-244

Fer liàth

Bob of Fettercairn

Pages 244-245


Page 245

Hey Jenny come down to Jock

Pages 246-249

Black Joack

Pages 250-251

Stella darling of the Muses

Pages 252-253

Tweed Side

Pages 254-257

Birks of Invermay

Page 257

Merry Meeting

Pages 258-261

Green Sleeves

Pages 262-263

O dear Mother

O dear Mother what shall I do

Page 263

My Cummer and I

My Cummer & I

Pages 264-265

Bride has a bonnie thing

The Bride has a bonny thing

Page 266

Steer her up and ha’d gaan

Steer her up and had her gaing

Page 267

Black man is the bravest

The black man is the bravest

Pages 268-269

Parson among the Pease

Page 268

Christmass Holiday

Christmass Holyday

Page 269

Recruiting Officer

Page 270

Tòrn a Bhreccich

Tórn breccich

Page 271

Here am I where are ye?

Page 271

Wood Lark

Page 272


Page 272

Andrew Kerr

Page 273

Giolla ruaidh


Page 273

Prince of Orange

Page 274

Wright’s Rant

Page 274



Page 275

Miller of Dron

Page 275

Welsh Fusileers

Welsh Fusilleer’s

Page 276

Old Age and young

Page 277

Gray Joack

Page 277

White Joack

Pages 278-279

John Hays Bonnie Lassie

John Hay’s bonnie Lassie

Page 280

MacLean’s Scotch Measure

Page 280

When you please

When you please &e

Page 281

Royal Archers

Page 282

King of Prussia’s March

King of Prussia

Pages 282-283

First Troop of Guards March

First troop of Guards

Page 283

Sailor Bold

Page 284

Captain Robertson’s March

Captain Robertson

Pages 284-285

Czar’s March

Czar of Muscovy

Page 285

Prince Eugen’s March

Prince Eugen

Page 286

On a Bank of flowers

Page 286

Love for ever

Page 287

Galloway’s Lament

Page 287

Barley Cakes

Page 288

What shall I do to show how much I love her?

Page 288

In her Cap she wore a feather

In her Cape she wore a feather