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The Yellow-Haired Laddie Quadrille

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The Yellow-Haired Laddie Quadrille
64 Bar Medley (Minuet64+J64) For 4 Couples In a Square Set, Devised By Gerry Gray, Published in A Collection of SCDs, Nova Scotia, 2017.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, The Yellow-Haired Laddie Quadrille, comes from The Yellow-Haired Laddie - Song first appearing in print in The Tea-Table Miscellany, 1724.

The yellow hair'd laddie sat down on yon brae,
Cried, Milk the yowes, lassie, let nane o' them gae;
And aye as she milkit, she merrily sang,
The yellow hair'd laddie shall be my gudeman.
And aye as she milkit, she merrily sang,
The yellow hair'd laddie shall be my gudeman.

Many verses were written to accompany the air (first published in Mrs Crockat's Music Book, 1709), by many poets.

The Yellow-Haired Laddie Song - Information Video

The Yellow-Haired Laddie
The Yellow-Haired Laddie, From Songs Of Scotland Prior To Burns, Printed Music, c. 1890


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