Buttrey Manuscript – Index 8
Buttrey Pg 11 Tunes 624-694

No. Tune Name

Buttrey Manuscript (#624 – #625)
Buttrey Melody 621-625

624 A  Singel Drag 2/2 D (Single)
625 Andante 2/4 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#626 – #630)

buttrey melody 626-630 sc

626 A Iris Gigg 6/8 G (Irish Jig)
627 A Duble Drag 6/8 D (Double)
628 Go to the Divel and Shak Your Self 6/8 D (Devil)
Carroll – K. Purvis
Preston’s Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1798 – very similar, different key – tunearch.org
629 A Quick Step 2/4 D
630 Quens Minuet 3/4 D (Queens)

Buttrey Manuscript (#631 – #634)
Buttrey Melody 631-634

631 The Bantrey Bay Boy  A Quick Step  6/8 G
632 Green Grows the Rushes O  A Quick Step 2/2 G
Title added later
633 The Duke of Yorks March 2/2 G
Carroll – K. Purvis
634 A Quick Step 2/4 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#635 – #638)
Buttrey Melody 635-638

635 The Lads at the Lee   A Gigg 6/8 D
636 Jack’s Alive – A Quick Step 2/2 G
637 The Answer to Ould Robing Gray 2/2 G
(“Auld Robin Gray” is the title of a Scots ballad written by Scottish poet Lady Anne Lindsay in 1772 – Wikipeida; An anonymous balladeer wrote a reply to it in a broadside called ]amie’s Complaint, or The Answer to Auld Robin Gray (1795?) – Mary Wollstonecraft)
638 A Short Troop 3/8 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#639 – #640)
Buttrey Melody 639-640

639 A Short Troop 6/8 G
640 A Short Troop 2/2 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#641 – #644)
Buttrey Melody 641-644

641 The Good bey O  A Quick Step 6/8 G
642 A Quick Step 2/4 D
643 A Slow March 2/2 G
644 A Quick Step 2/4 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#645 – #648)
Buttrey Melody 645-648

645 A Hornpipe 2/2 G
646 A Hornpipe 2/2 D
647 The Rakes of Kilkenney  A Retreat 9/8 G
A variant of the tune given in Aird’s “Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs”, Vol. 5, p. 40, no. 104 – Village Music Project
648 A Quick Step 2/2 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#649 – #652)
Buttrey Melody 649-652

649 The Death of Parker  A Doubal Drag 6/8
Title added later
“Constant Billy”; “None So Pretty”; “Cease Your Funning”. Strong resemblance to the Morris Dance tune ‘Constant Billy’ – Village Music Project
Parker was hung June 30, 1797
650 A Short Troop 3/8 G
651 A Quick Step 6/8 D
652 Prince Royal or Rodneys Glory 2/4 G
Carroll – K. Purvis
“Princess Royal” – Village Music Project

Buttrey Manuscript (#653 – #657)

buttrey melody 653-657 sc

653 A Scotch Reel 2/2 G
654 The Black Horse Quick Step 2/4 G
655 A Single Drag by TG  2/2 D
Thomas Gs ? Like #523?
656 The Bonny Lad 2/2 G
“Because He Was a Bonny Lad” – Village Music Project 
657 See See Ye Swains yon Streaks of Red 6/8 D (Harmony #44)

Buttrey Manuscript (#658 – #660)
Buttrey Melody 658-660

658 Johnny Cope 4/4 G
With variations  Aird Vol 2  1785 – K. Purvis;
Celebrates Scots Jacobite victory over British army – Ross  Flowers (video of Drums of the Crown Forces playing this at 5:35 min.)
In the manuscript a second, transposed, version is
overwritten on the same staves – Village Music Project
659 This is Not My Own House 4/4/G
With note “3d Measure” per Eamonn O’Keeffe
659A A Quick Step 2/2 G
“Kiss Her Fast, Her Mother’s Coming” – Village Music Project
660 A Quick Step 6/8 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#661 – #665)
Buttrey Melody 661-665

661 A Gigg 6/8 D
“Hunting The Hare”; “Calais Packet” – Village Music Project
662 March of the 22nd Regiment 4/4 D
Aird Vol 1 – K. Purvis
663 Lafs Gin Ye Loe Me Tell Me Soon 6/8 D (Love)
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
664 To the Weaver Gin Ye Go 2/4 G
Though Robert Burns published this as a poem in 1788, it likely existed as a folk song before that – Allan Mcleod
665 Joseph’s Frolick 6/8 D
Aird  Vol 2 – K. Purvis

Buttrey Manuscript (#666 – #669)
Buttrey Melody 666-669

666 I Wish I May Die If I Do 6/8 D
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
667 La Polonefs 2/4 G (Polonaise?)
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
668 Sufsie 2/4 D  (Susie)
669 An Ye Had Been Where I Ha’e Been 2/4D
(Killicrankie?)

Buttrey Manuscript (#670 – #674)
Buttrey Melody 670-674

670 Pady’s Resource 6/8 D
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
671 La Counterfaitte 6/86 G
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis (Identical)
672 The Button Hole 2/4 G
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
673 The Hemp Drefsers 6/8 G (Dressers)
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
674 Linnen Hall 6/8 G
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis

Buttrey Manuscript (#675 – #679)
Buttrey Melody 675-679

675 Tit for Tat 6/8 D
Aird Vol 2 – K. Purvis
676 The Whigs of Fife 2/2 G
Aird Vol. II (1785) Identical; also Straight and Skillern – “Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances”, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 68, p. 34) in Key of C – tunearch.org
677 The Henards Lodge Song 4/4 D
678 The Emperer of Germany’s March 4/4 D (Emperor)
679 Lord Falconberg’s March 2/2 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#680 – #683)
Buttrey Melody 680-683

680 The Duke of Richmond’s March 4/4 D
681 March of the 22nd Regiment 4/4 D
Aird Vol 1 – K. Purvis
682 March of Lord McDonald’s Highlanders 4/4 D (MacDonald’s)
Might be Reg’tal march – K. Purvis
Aird – “Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs” (1803, No. 169, p. 67) – tunearch.org – identical
683 March of the 44th Reg’t 4/4 G 
The East Essex Regiment – K. Purvis

Buttrey Manuscript (#684 – #688)
buttrey melody 684-688 ssc

684 The Coldstream March 4/4 G
The Coldstream Reg’t of Foot Guards – K. Purvis (direct copy)
Thompson’s “Compleat Tutor for the Fife” c. 1765 no.76
685 Cape Breton March — 42nd Reg’t – Black Watch 4/4 D
685_CAPE_BRETON_MARCH
– Ian Bell Ont. Trad. Lib.  –  sound file
686 The Lad’s Wi the Kilts 6/8 D
687 A Quick Step 2/4 G
Aird Vol 4 – K. Purvis
688 A Quick Step 2/4 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#689 – #692)
Buttrey Melody 689-692

689 To Rodney We Will Go  A Quick Step 2/4 G
Aird Vol 1 (1788) Almost identical
690 Quick Step to the W.S. Royals 6/8 G
West Surrey – The Queen’s Royal Regiment of Foot – K. Purvis
691 The Fall of Paris 2/4 D
Could have been copied from 1795 Dublin version excepting the tied whole note reversal in the 2nd strain.The dotted 16h notes are common in early printings adding an appealing lilt to the straight 16th version. – Robin Engelman
Aird Vol 6 1802 exact copy – K.Purvis
Buttrey & Aird’s setting aren’t quite identical. The notes are the same, but the repeat is different, in Aird’s he instruction is D.C. not D.S. …  go back to beginning, not to intermediate segno – G. Bradfield-Smith – Village Music Project
Video: Mikie Smyth performing
692 The Bottle of Punch 6/8 D
Aird Vol 6 – K. Purvis

Buttrey Manuscript (#693 – #694)
Buttrey Melody 693-698

693 Hot Mutton Pyes 9/8 G
Aird – Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1803, No. 134, p. 53) – tunearch.org
694 Jackson Over the Water – 1780 6/8 G
Aird 1801 published – K. Purvis

Melodies #695-698 are listed on the next index.

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