T: Welcome To Your Feet Again
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There are 9 recordings of this tune.
Welcome To Your Feet Again has been added to 4 tunebooks.
Who wrote it?
First published by Bremner in 1757.
Naebdy kens whae wrote it.
Now, Donald, hud yer wheest! This is said to have been composed by John Riddell of Ayr, who is turning out to be a hugely interesting character.
What, Nigel? You trust the Gows?
It’s not in Riddell’s book of 1782. I read on The Traditional Tune Archive that it’s in the Drummond Castle Manuscript of 1734 (when Riddell would have been 16) which is inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young".
There are some tunes attributed to John Riddell which are not in his collection (e.g. "Stewarton Lassies" and "Jenny’s Bawbee"), but when it comes to "Welcome to Your Feet Again", you’re quite right again, Donald. Although the Drummond Castle MS setting is quite different from the above it’s certainly the same tune, making it unlikely to have been from the pen of John Riddell.
As for your comment "What, Nigel? You trust the Gows?"
1) I apologise - I was just playing around, and I didn’t mean to offend you.
2) Yes, in many circumstances I do.
It’s ok, Nigel. I was just kidding too about the Gows.