Also known as
Buffalo Nickel, Chinkapin, Chinkapin Pie, Chinky Pin, Chinquapin, Chinquipin, Crumb Creek Posey, Darling Child, The Duke Of York, Farmer Had A Dog, Fourth Of July, The Fourth Of July, Hair In The Butter, I’m My Momma’s Darling, I’m My Momma’s Darling Child, Lady Bodinscoth’s, Lady Bodinscoth’s Reel, Lead Out, Lindsay Munnell Tune, Lindsay Munnell’s, Lindsay Munnell’s Tune, Love Somebody, Love Somebody, Yes I Do!, Midnight Serenade, Miss Fargiharson’s Reel, Miss Farquharson’s, Miss Farquharson’s Reel, My Love Is But A Lassie, My Love Is But A Lassie Yet, My Love She’s But A Lassie, My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet, My Lover’s But A Lady Yet, My Lover’s Butt A Lady Yett, Old Lady Tucker, Richmond Blues, Soapsuds Over The Fence, Sweet Sixteen, Ten Nights In A Bar Room, Too Young To Marry, Twin Sisters.
|: dA FA | dc d/e/f/e/ | dA FA | Be ef/e/ |
dA FA |dg fe | d/B/A/F/ A/B/d/e/ |1 fd df/e/ :|2 fd df/g/ ||
|: af ge | fd df/g/ | af g/f/g/a/ | be ef/g/ |
af ge | fd fe | d/B/A/F/ A/B/d/e/ |1 fd df/g/ :|2 fd d ||
|:d/c/ | dD FA | dD Dd/c/ | dD FA | eE Ed/c/ |
dD FA | Bg fe | d/c/B/A/ Bc | dD D :|
|: f/g/ | a>f g>e | fd df/g/ | af g/f/g/a/ | be ef/g/ |
af ge | fd fe | d/c/B/A/ B/c/d/e/ | fd d :|
T: My Love is But a Lassie Yet
T: Tripping On The Mountain
|: d/c/ |\
dD FA | dD Dd/c/ | dD FA | eE Ed/c/ |
dD FA | Bg fe | d/c/B/A/ B/c/d/e/ | fd d :|
|: f/g/ |\
af ge | fd df/g/ | af g/f/g/a/ | be ef/g/ |
a>f ge | f>d ec | d/c/B/A/ B/c/d/e/ | fd d :|
In Scotland and the north of England this is played as a 2/4 march rather than a polka, with the emphasis very much on the downbeat, and not too fast. I learnt this one when I was at school.
Harry Bradley recorded this on his album "The Night Rambler’s Companion" associating it with John McKenna.
T:My love she’s but a lassie yet
|:d/c/|"D"dD FA |dD Dd/c/|dD FA |"A"eE Ed/c/|
"D"dD FA |"Bm"Bg fe|"Bm"d/c/B/A/ B/c/d/e/ |"D"fd d:|
f/g/|"D"a>f g>e |fd df/g/|af g/f/g/a/ |"Em"be ef/g/|
"D"af ge |fd ec|"Bm"d/c/B/A/ B/c/d/e/ |"D"fd d:|
I prefer the title with the "butt" in it.
Frank Quinn: Recorded January 1929
Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded this tune as the second polka in a set entitled "The Water Street Polka" on the fiddle in January 1929 only a few months after McKenna and Morrison recorded it in September 1928. In a comparison of versions, Quinn’s setting is very like McKenna’s/Morrison’s one. It probably was a popular tune among Irish musicians at that time in America. Quinn’s paired this polka with a tune commonly known as "Leather the Wattle O" aka "Grand Old Dame Britannia" whereas McKenna and Morrison played "Thady Regan" as their other polka.
18th cent, Rob’t Burns wrote the words. I don’t know if he wrote the tune or just ‘borrowed’ it.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA
Re: My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet
It is (almost) universally accepted that Burns did not write any music . This tune can be found published in Bremner’s 1757 collection under the title "Miss Farquharson’s Reel" before the bard was born.
 Having said that, I have a book in which an air - "The Bonnie Banks of Ayr" - is stated to have been composed by Burns "…after dining with a few friends the day before his intended voyage to the West Indies. His heart having been always in the Highlands, I have much pleasure in placing this to his memory…"
Re: Tripping On The Mountain
Where do all of these "titles" originate from ?
Re: Tripping On The Mountain
I love this tune. It’s so nice and catchy.
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