The Primrose Lasses strathspey

Also known as The Primrose Lassies Highland Fling.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Primrose Lasses has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Primrose Lasses
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A |B2- B>A G2 G>E | D>EG>A B>AA>c | B>cB>A G>AG>E | D>EG>A B>G :|
G>c |(3Bcd g>d e>dg>d | B>dg>B c>AA>c | (3Bcd g>d e>d g2 | B>c (3ABc B>GG>c |
(3Bcd g>d e>dg>d | e>dg>B c>A (3AAA | B2 (3cBA G2- G>E | D>EG>A B<G |]
X: 2
T: The Primrose Lasses
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e/ |f2 f>e d2 d>B | A>Bd>e f<BB>e | f2 f>e d2 d>B | A>da>g f<dd3/ :|
B/ |A>df>d a>df>d | A>df>d e<B B2 | A>df>d a>df>d | (3fga e>g f<dd>B |
A>d f2 a>d f2 | A>d (3fed e<BB>e | f2 f>e d2 d>B | A<da>g f<dd3/ |]

Five comments

X: 1 “The Primrose Lasses/Lassies Highland Fling”

# Posted by ceolachan - March 7th, 2006

I like highlands a bit lower down and the key of G suits this one nicely. You could throw in a few more ‘snaps’ if you were so inclined, and if you wanted it as a reel, well, just play it ‘flat out’…

It also goes nicely in the key of ‘A’…

X: 2 “The Primrose Lasses”

A few additional variation options added to the B-part, bars 5, 6 & 8, and the intros also added - e/ & B/…