A jig apparently composed by the Northumbrian piper Billy Pigg.
I was reminded of this tune when Ceol posted an Andy May tune, as Andy plays this one and the setting is based on his.
Written in G, but usually heard in the Northumbrian pipe pitch of F to F#ish.
Rookland is in Geordieland, and nae doot has one or two lasses in its vicinity.
“Rookland Lasses” ~ C: attributed to Billy Pigg
Nice one Weejie, thanks… I play it with a second ending, given above…
F#ish ~ that half step lowerish… :-D
Or a sharp fish…..
:-D I’ve known a few, and caught and ate them too…
A Billy Pigg composition, so written on the Northumbrian Pipes. Published in Pete Loud’s Collection of Northumbrian, Tyneside and Other Traditional Fiddle Tunes. I have no idea where Rookland is nor why its female inhabitants are worthy of comment!
Rookland is near Biddlestone.