Buttrey Manuscript – Index 9
Buttrey Pg 12 Tunes #695-773

No. Tune Name

Buttrey Manuscript (#695 – #698)
Buttrey Melody 693-698

695 I Have Been Courting At A Lafs 4/4 D  (Lass)
696 A New March 4/4 G
697 The Maid of the Mill 6/8 D
698 Mifs Douglas’s Fancey 6/8 G  (Miss)
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.73, p.28, identical setting – Village Music Project

Buttrey Manuscript (#699 – #702)
Buttrey Melody 698-702

699 The Way to Get Married 9/8 G
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.69, p.27, identical setting – Village Music Project
700 A Hornpipe by N.D. — 34th Reg’t 2/2 G
The Cumberland Reg’t – K. Purvis
(This is John Buttrey’s Regiment)
701 Wood’s Hornpipe 4/4 G
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.67, p.26, identical setting. Also in many other contemporary and later private MSS and publications, including James Kerr “Merry Melodies” v.2 p.39 #356N and William Clarke of Feltwell’s MS, No.245.
In other contemporary scores, with the exception of Aird’s,
the A part finishes on a G, rather than an A, suggesting that Aird’s may be the Buttrey source – Village Music Project
702 Drury Hill 6/8 D
Aird’s Airs (1803), vol.6 (1801), No.64, p.25, identical setting – Village Music Project

Buttrey Manuscript (#703 – #707)
Buttrey Melody 703-707

703 McFarlane’s Strathspey 4/4 D
“McFarlands Reel” – J. Walsh, London, 1748. Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.48, p.19, identical setting – Village Music Project
704 Earl of Breadalbane’s Birthday  A Strathspey 2/2 G
“Earl of Breadalbane’s Birth Day, a Strathspey” Aird’s 6 Vol.(1801), No.46, p.18, same setting. An error appears to have been copied from the score in Aird’s 6 – Village Music Project
705 Mifs Montgomery of Skelmorlie’s Strathspey 4/4 G  (Miss)
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No. 45, p.18, same setting. This is a different tune to Miss L. Montgomery of Skermorlie’s Strathspey, Aird’s Airs vol.4, No.194, p.72 – Village Music Project
706 Perth Shire Hunt 4/4 D
Aird’s Airs, vol. 6, No.43, p.17, similar setting. Irish title: “The Boyne Hunt” – Francis O’Neill: “The Dance Music of Ireland” (1907) no. 514. Composed by Miss Stirling for the Perthshire Hunt Ball – Village Music Project
707 Lady Charlote Murray’s Strathspey 4/4 D (Charlotte)
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.42, p.17, same setting – Village Music Project

Buttrey Manuscript (#708 – #712)
Buttrey Melody 708-712

708 Rather Fair 4/4 G
Aird Vol 1, Ratha Fair; Gow 1802 – K. Purvis
Aird’s Airs, vol.6 (1801), No.38, p.15, very similar setting. Rhythmic differences to Aird’s in B Part may be copying errors. Same title, Robert Bremner – A Collection of Scottish Reels or Country Dances (1757), p.1, similar but different setting. Also claimed by Gow, second Repository (1802)  -Village Music Project
709 Munro’s Rant 2/2 G
Aird’s Airs vol.6 (1801), No.37, p.15, identical setting apart from being in common time  – Village Music Project
710 The Dutchefs of Gordon’s Strathspey 4/4 D (Dutchess)
Aird’s Airs, vol.6, No.34, p.14, almost identical apart from the absence of snaps  – Village Music Project
711 The Game Cock 4/4 D
Aird’s Airs, vol.6, 1803, No.13. Almost identical except for some rhythmic differences and no B repeat.
“Captain Francis Wemyss” in Kerr’s Strathspeys, 3  – Village Music Project
712 Mullindough or the Black Paddie 2/2 G
Gow, 1806 The Mullin Du or Black Mill – K. Purvis
Aird’s Airs vol.6, No.3, p.3. “The Black Mill”, William Ross – Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music (1869, No. 166, p. 116).
The Black Mill” is a translation from the Gaelic of “an Muileann Dubh”, which may where the title derives from  – Village Music Project

Buttrey Manuscript (#713 – #715)
Buttrey Melody 713-715

713 A Song 6/8 G
714 The Nightingall 3/4 G
715a A Cuntry Dance 4/4 D  (Country)

Buttrey Manuscript (#715A – #718)
Buttrey Melody 715-718

715b Quick Step by Walter D Tilley 34 Reg’t   2/4 F (Tilby?)
716 A Quick Step 2/2 G
717 Poor Paddy  A Quick Step 6/8 G
718 A Side Beating 2/2 G
(Harmony #46)

Buttrey Manuscript (#719 – #723)
Melodies 719-723

719 The Munstor Lafs  A Singal Dragg 2/4 G
There is a jig of the same name. The B part of that has some distant relationship to the A part of this  – Village Music Project
720 A  Singal Drag 2/4 D (Single)
721 A  Singal Drag 2/2 G (Single)
722 A Duble Drag 6/8 D (Double)
“Lass and the Money is All My Own”  – Village Music Project
723 A Hornpipe 4/4 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#724 – #727)
Melodies 724-727

724 The Keel Bewe Reel 4/4 G
A setting of the well known tune, “The Keel Row”. The R in “Rewe” could, possibly, be read as a B, but Rewe is a contemporary spelling of “Row”. Thought to be of Scottish, or Northumbrian in origin. “Smiling Polly”, Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2, 1765, No. 129. (VMP THO2.129) Very similar A Part (in D). B Part, less so. The tune is in the Northumbrian music manuscript collection of John Smith, dated 1752, unfortunately now lost. (information from The Traditional Tune Archive) – Village Music Project
725 A Quick Step 2/4 G
726 A Short Troop 3/8 G
727 The Battle of the Nile March 2/2 G
The Battle of the Nile was a major naval battle between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic at Aboukir Bay, off the coast of the Nile Delta, from the 1st to the 3rd of August 1798. (See drawing of this battle in the Buttrey ms)

Buttrey Manuscript (#728 – #730)
Buttrey Melody 728-730

728 The Wounded Hufsay 2/2 G  (Hussar)
This tune was originally scored in 6/8, a usual time signature of The Wounded Hussar. However, is has been
heavily over written by modifications converting it to common time – Village Music Project 
729 Conal Bovsworth’s Short Troop 3/8 D (Colonel Bosworth)
730 A Troop 4/4 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#731 – #734)
Buttrey Melody 731-734

731 Humphriss Troop 2/2 G (Humphrey’s)
732 A Short Troop 2/2 D
733 Count Degrefs’es – A Slow March 4/4 G
Comte de Grasse was at Battle of St. Kitts 1782
734 A Quick Step 2/4 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#735 – #739)
Buttrey Melody 735-739

735 Speed the Plough 4/4 G
736 Murn of Cromwell  A Reel 4/4 G
737 Valanciens March 4/4 G
After surrender of Valenncienes 1793, French were alLowed to march out without weapons – related ?
738 A Quick Step 2/2 G
739 The Duke of York’s New March 2/2 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#739 – #743)
Buttrey Melody 739-743

740 Off She Goes Sirr 6/8 G
741 A Short Troop 3/8 G
742 A Retreat 3/4 D
743 Bobing Johe  A Retreat 3/4 G
Gow 1802, Bob and John – K. Purvis
“Bobbing Joan” “Love and Whisky” “Love and Whisky” – folktunefinder.com

Buttrey Manuscript (#744 – #747)
Buttrey Melody 744-747

744 A Minuet 3/4 G
745 A Song 4/4 G
746 Irish Dance 6/8 G
747 How Are You Now My Maid 9/8 G

Buttrey Manuscript (#748 – #751)

Melodies 748-751

748 A Side Beating for Tatoo 2/4 D
749 My Friend & Pitcher – A  Song 4/4 D
750 The Wandring Sailor 4/4 G (Wandering)
751 Colonel Byngs Favorit Strathspey 4/4 G (Favourite)
Gow

Buttrey Manuscript (#752 – #756)

Buttrey Melody 752-756

752 Lady Harriat Montagues Fancy 6/8 D (Harriet)
753 Mrs Carmichal of Skirlings Strathspey 4/4 D (Carmichael, Stirling?)
754 The Hon’bl Miss Moule’s Favrot 6/8 G (Honourable, Favourite)
755 Araidh Nam Badan Gaelic 6/8G
Fraser Collection #38 The Glen of Copsewood; Aird Vol 5 exact copy – K.Purvis
756 The New Castle Short Troop 3/8 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#756 – #761)
buttrey melody 756-761 sc

757 Mifs Corbet’s Reel 4/4 D  (Miss)
Aird Vol 5 – Village Music Project
758 The Rakes of Westmouth Irish  9/8 D (Westmeath)
759 The Hawthorn That Blooms in the Vale 2/4 D
760 Bowman’s Fancy 6/8 G
Aird Vol 5 exact copy – K.Purvis
761 Hey My Nanny  Irish Retreat 9/8 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#762 – #765)
buttrey melody 762-765 sc

762 A Short Troop 3/8 D
763 A Drum March 2/4 G
764 Mifs Carnagie’s Hornpipe 6/4 G (Miss)
765 McFarlan’s Delight 6/8 D (McFarland)

Buttrey Manuscript (#766 – #770)

Buttrey Melody 766-770

766 Mifs Williamson’s Reel 4/4 G (Miss)
767 Miss Campbell’s Jig 6/8 G
768 Miss Charlote Stirling’s Jig 6/8 D (Charlotte)
769 Le Petit Bofsu 6/8 G
The Little Hunchback – K. Purvis
770 Lord Lindsays March 4/4 D

Buttrey Manuscript (#771 – #774)

Buttrey Melody 771-775

771 Rofsie House 6/8 G (Rossey?)
772 The Boatie Rows 2/4 D
Aird Vol 5 exact copy – K.Purvis
“An old Fife song known to Robert Burns that wishes good luck on the fishermen of Largo Bay in the Firth of Forth” – http://www.springthyme.co.uk
773 Admiral Howe’s March 4/4D
Aird Vol 5 exact copy except for last bar – K.Purvis
774 Mrs Bells Strathspey 4/4 D

#775  is on the next Index Page

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