Lads Of Leith
This is a slow air from James Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 4 (1760) of Scottish tunes for the flute. It is included in Chris Norman’s album, The Caledonian Flute. In the original book, and in Chris’ album, it’s followed by a waltz with the same or no assigned name.
Re: Lads Of Leith - Waltz
This is the waltz that follows the slow Air:
"Slow"G(B/c/) d(e/^f/) g(a/g/)|Tf3e d2|(B/e/)d (A/d/)c (G/c/)B|TB3A G2|
B(B/c/) d(d/e/) f(e/d/)|gg/a/ ba/g/ (f/g/)f|(e/f/)e (d/e/)d (c/d/)c|TB3A B2:|
|:(d/e/)f (d/e/)f (e/d/c/B/)|(A/B/)c (A/B/)c (d/c/B/A/)|(G/A/)B (G/A/)B (c/B/A/G/)|
TF3ED2|(G/D/)G B/G/B c/A/c|(d/B/)d (f/d/)f (g/=e/)g|(a/^f/)a (b/^f/g/d/) (e/c/d/)A/|TA3G G2:|]
Re: Lads Of Leith
For some reason this old tune is known as "The Beauties of the Ballroom" (https://thesession.org/tunes/13801) in Cape Breton. It’s in the David Young manuscript as "Lads of Leith" and was used by Burns for his song "She’s Fair and Fause".