The Yellow Haired Laddie waltz

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Yellow Haired Laddie has been added to 1 tune set.

The Yellow Haired Laddie has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Yellow Haired Laddie
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DE | F2A2 Bc | d3 e f2 | A2 BA GF | (F2E2) DE | F2A2 Bc |
d3/c/ de f2 |1 AB A/F3/ E3/D/ | D4 :|2 A2 gf ed | d4 ||
|: de | f4 gf ed | c2 ec BA | B3/c/ dB AF | (F2E2) DE |
F2A2 Bc | d3/c/ de f2 |1 AB A/F3/ E3/D/ | D4 :|2 A2 gf ed | d4 |]

Two comments

The Yellow Haired Laddie

This is a pretty Scottish air. It has both a folk sound and an eighteenth-century sound to it, and appears in many versions (both instrumental and vocal). I first discovered it while cataloging it in a musical commonplace book at Harvard’s musical special collections library (from around 1790-1810).

Re: The Yellow Haired Laddie

I remember the late great Tony Cuffe playing this on clarsach - here it is on "Youtube".

https://youtu.be/eo0tLlLsDAM


Thanks for reminding me of this Micah, my flute class starts again on Monday. I think I might teach this one in memory of Tony.

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