Before I Was Married jig

Also known as Caledonian Quadrilles, Laugebucam, Logie O’ Buchan.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Before I Was Married appears in 1 other tune collection.

Before I Was Married has been added to 1 tunebook.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Before I Was Married
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/G/|FGA Afe|dBB B2 A/G/|FGA Ade|fdd d2 A/G/|
FGA Afe|dBB B2 A/G/|FGA Aag|fdd d2:|
|:d/e/|fef afe|dBd d2 d/e/|fgf ede|fdB B2 d/e/|
fef afe|dBc d2 d/e/|faf ede|fdB B2:|

Four comments

Re: Before I Was Married

This is a jig setting of the Scottish tune “Logie o‘ Buchan”, which itself is found in old texts dating back to the 17th century. According to G Farquhar Graham, an early sighting of the tune is in the Atkinson manuscript (1694) with the title “Tak Tent to the Ripells, Gudeman”; a little later in the Macfarlane manuscript (1740) it’s called “The Ripells, Gudeman” and then in Oswald’s Caledonian Companion it’s “Beware of the Ripells”. These refer to an old song - a version of which Burns published in The Merry Muses of Caledonia (“I Rede You Beware o’ th Ripples”). Other names for the tune include “The Taylor’s Faun Thro the Bed” and “The March of the Corporation of Tailors”.

Re: Before I Was Married

Fascinating, thanks for that context Nigel!

If I had a nickel for every time I said “Tak Tent to the Ripells” …

Re: Before I Was Married

“Logie O’ Buchan” is a gorgeous song/ballad!