The Lasses Of Stewarton reel

Also known as Lassies Of Stewarton, The Lassies Of Stewarton.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Lasses Of Stewarton has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Lasses Of Stewarton has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: The Lasses Of Stewarton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
g|fde^c dAd2|FDDF A2 Ag|fde^c dA=c2|ECCE G2Gg|
fde^c dAd2|FDDF A2 Ag|fde^c dA=c2|ECCE G2Gc||
B/2c/2d AF ADDc|Bd AF A2Ac|B/2c/2d AF ABcA|GECE G2Gc|
Bd AF ADDc|Bd AF A2 AB|cBAG ABcA|GECE G2Gc||
BGAG BGAG|FDDF A2Ac|BGAG BGAG|ECCE G2Gc|
BGAG BGAG|FDDF A2 AB|cBAG ABcA|GECE G2 G/2F/2E||
Defg afdf|afdf a2 fe|defg afdf|gece g2 fe|
defg afdf|afdf abaf|defg abaf| gece gbag|]
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X: 2
T: The Lasses Of Stewarton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
g|:"D"fd"A"e^c "D" d2 AG|"D"FDDF (A2{B}A)g|"D"fd"C"e=c "G"BG"C"AG|1"C"Ecce"G"g2ag:|2"C"EccE "G"G3c||
"G"((3|:Bcd) BG"D" AFDc|"G"((3Bcd) BG "D"A{B}A{B}A c|"G"((3Bcd) BG "D"ABcA|"C"GEcE "G"G{A}G{A}Gc:|
|:"G"BAGA BAGA|"D"FDDF A{B}A{B}Ac|"C"BGAG "D"ABcA|1"C"GEcE "G"G{A}G{A}GA:|2"C"GEce "G"g{a}gfe||
"D".d2(~a2{b}a)fdf|"D"afdf aafe|"D"defg afdf|"C"gece g2fe|
"D"defg afdf|"D"afdf abaf|"D"defg abaf|"C"gece "G"gbag|]

Five comments

Lasses of Stewarton

This is one of my favorite tunes. It’s a Scottish tune, fairly common in Cape Breton. I love the alternating D and C major throughout.

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The Lasses Of Stewarton, X:2

I notated this from the Calum Stewart - Heikki Bourgalt youtube of this set. What a joyful sound!

Re: The Lasses Of Stewarton

The B strain is very like the air for the song "There’s Nae Guid Luck Aboot the Hoose". If you reverse strains A and B, you get something very like as variation set. Did this start out as a set of Scottish or Northumbrian or Geordie variations on a very popular sing, I wonder? Or is it convergent evolution?

Re: The Lasses Of Stewarton

There’s a striking similarity between this and Over the Isles to America. You’ll find two parts here or the full four parts on Ceolsean.net.
I’m certain there’s some cross pollination here.
Would love to know the story of this tunes journey.