If I Get A Bonnie Lass reel

Also known as If I Get A Boanie Lass.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

If I Get A Bonnie Lass has been added to 1 tune set.

If I Get A Bonnie Lass has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: If I Get A Bonnie Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:vdu(cBA) GA B2 | u(dB)GB gage | vdu(cBA) GA B2 | (ef)ed ">"^c2 a2 :||: defd g(fec) | defd ">"g2 ">"b2 | defd (gf) e2 | (ef)ed ">"^c2 A2 :||
# Added by fifer .
X: 2
T: If I Get A Bonnie Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:vdu(cBA) GA B2 | u(dB)GB gage | vdu(cBA) GA B2 | (ef)ed ">"^c2 A2 :|
|: defd g(fec) | defd ">"g2 ">"B2 | defd (gf) e2 | (ef)ed ">"^c2 A2 :||

Six comments

If I Get a Bonnie Lass

Another traditional Shetland Reel - urs. Like Jeannie Shook da Bairn it’s fairly old and with a simple structure as you can see. I’ve tried to indicate typical bowing patterns for fiddle from memory, but like most people, I doubt if I play it identically on different nights - ‘grey cell anarchy’. Like most Shetland tunes you tend to let the open A and D strings ‘ring’ a lot but I thought that it would overcomplicate the notation, so just experiment. Like the band name - get’s straight to the point!

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Ringing a

As an uilleann piper I can ring only some D, but as long as I like too….

If I Get a Bonnie Lass

There are a couple of notes not quite right:

1) Bar 4, last note (a2) should be an octave lower (A2).

1) Bar 6, last note (b2) should be an octave lower (B2).

Now Corrected

This is just a correction of fifer’s abc. Just implementing Nigel Gather’s comments. It’s too good a tune to be left like that.
Often played in a set;
Jeannie Shook the Bairn; If I Get a Bonnie Lass; Oot Be Est Da Vong

This is just a correction of fifer’s abc. Just implementing Nigel Gather’s comments. It’s too good a tune to be left like that.
Often played in a set;
Jeannie Shook the Bairn; If I Get a Bonnie Lass; Oot Be Est Da Vong

If I Get a Bonnie Lass

Much nicer formatting as well, but how do you do an up-bow on a whistle, Mr W? ;->