Sodger Lad jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Sodger Lad has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Sodger Lad
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|BAG GDE|ABA ABd|e/f/gG GDE|GAG B2G|cAc BGB|ABA ABd|e/f/gG GDE|GAG G2:|
|:f|gag gdB|Aaa a2b|def gdB|gag gdB|cac BgB|aAA ABd|e/f/gG GDE|GAG G2:|

Two comments

Sodger Lad

What looks like an obvious misspelling has in fact been used in print since 1757, with Bremner’s Scots Reels. Or what was a mistake at first was subsequently reproduced by other editors. I learned this jig from an LP by Cape Breton fiddler Dan Joe MacInnis, who distorted its title yet again to “Stodger Laddie.”

I wouldn’t call it a mis-spelling, Kevin. It’s a Scots word for soldier. There’s a song to this tune, but more as a waltz rather than jig time. I remember hearing Cilla Fisher sing it.

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