The Lasses’ Fashions reel

Also known as Am Fasan Aig No Cailleagan, The Fashion Which The Lasses Have, The Fashion Which The Lassies Have, The Lasses Fashion, The Lasses Fashions, The Lassies’ Fashion.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

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The Lasses’ Fashions has been added to 1 tune set.

The Lasses' Fashions has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Lasses' Fashions
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EF|:DB, (3B,B,B, DA,A,F|DB, (3B,B,B, F2 EF|DB, (3B,B,B, DA,A,D|1 B,CDE F2 EF:|2 B,CDE F2 EB||
ADBD FEEB|ADBA (3FFF Fd|1 ADBD FDEF|DB,DE F2 EF:|2 dcBd AdFD|B,CDE FD||
2
X: 2
T: The Lasses' Fashions
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c|:A>F F/F/F AEEc|A>F F/F/F {AB}c2 Bc|A>F F/F/F AEEA|FGAB {dcB}c2Bc:|
eAfA {dcB}cBBf|e<A f>{gf}e c2 ca|eAfA cA B<c|AFAB {dcB}c2 cf|
eAfA {dcB}cBBf|e<a f{gf}e c2 cb|agfa eacA|FGAB cAB||
3
X: 3
T: The Lasses' Fashions
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A~F3 AEEc|A~F3 c3B|A~F3AEEA|FGABc2 Bc|
A~F3 AEEc|A~F3 c3B|A~F3 AEEA|FGAB cBcd||
eAfA cBBf|eAfA c3a|eAfA cBBc|AFAB c3d|
eAfA cBBf|eAfA c3a|agfa eacA|FGABc3B||

Six comments

From " Kerr’s Merry Melodies"

The fashion which the lasses have

The tune appears in Capt Simon Fraser’s collection under the above title translated from the Gaelic. It wanders between the keys of Amaj and F#m and Fraser’s notes describe it as an air with Gaelic verses describing the eccentricities of female dress.

The tune is still regularly played in Scotland, and is almost note for note unchanged from the early collections, except is usually played in A major. Great tune! A recorded version can be found on Jock Tamson’s Bairns album of the same name (albeit ‘The Lasses Fashion’)

Also in Kerr’s Merry Melodies (book two I think) in F#m (/A) as "The Lasses Fashion". Great tune.