Scotch, English, Irish
and Foreign Airs
Adapted to the
Fife, Violin,
or German-Flute

Glasgow Printed
and Sold by
James Aird

Volume First

According to the preface, James Aird was a Scottish music publisher. He was established in Candleriggs, Glasgow, in 1778. This book is the first of six volumes. It contains "Yanky Doodle" (p. 36), as far as is known for the first time in print, and was probably published in 1778, for it is advertised on the title-page of Joshua Campbell�s Reels, issued by Aird in that year.

This book was found at Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass.

Preparation of book,
Ray Hauley, Fife Major
Continental Marines
Brigade of the American Revolution

The information on James Aird was taken from "Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians," 1955, Vol 1.


1 The Ranting Highlandman.
2 Quick Step, 25th Regt
3 The Lads of the Village.
4 I�ll Touzle your Kurchy.
5 The Lady�s play thing, or Gen.: Howe�s March.
6 The Oyster Wives rant.
7 Quick Step, 17th Regt
8 Quick Step, 21st Regt
9 The Moon and Seven Stars.
10 The Grand Parade.
11 The Corporal.
12 The Queen of Hearts.
13 The Duke of Gloucester�s Quick March.
14 The Irish Hautboy.
15 Bung your Eye.
16 Quick Step, Old Buffs.
17 Quick Step, 71st Regt.
18 For a�that and a�that.
19 The 22nd Regt�s Fquick Step.
20 Jollity.
21 The Campbell�s are coming.
22 Jackson�s Morning Brush.
23 The Miners of Wicklow.
24 Carlen is your Daughter rendy.
25 Lango Lee.
26 Turkish March.
27 The Widows Rant.
28 Rob Down.
29 The Bath Medley.
30 Gentle Ann.
31 Wood Nunrich Fair.
32 Highland Laddie.
33 The Recruiting Officer.
34 Thro� the Lang Muir.
35 We�ll gang nae mair to yon town.
36 White Jock.
37 Quick Step, the Troopers.
38 Quick March 8th Regt.
39 Had the Lass till I win at her.
40 Warkworth Castle.
41 My Wife�s a Wanton wee thing.
42 The Hay makers.
43 The High way to Dublin.
44 The Lee Rigg.
45 Dance in Queen Mab.
46 The Millers Rant.
47 The Royal Glasgow Volunteer�s Jig.
48 Major�s Maggot.
49 Willie was a Wanton Wag.
50 St Patrick�s Day in the morning.
51 The Cow behind the Haycock.
52 The Black Dance.
53 The Lads of Dunse.
54 Cottillion.
55 The Carle he came o�er the Craft.

Missing 56-65

66 Lango Lee.
67 The Faithfull Shepherd.
68 The Ducks dang o�er my Dadie.
69 The Cream Pot.
70 Sir Alexander McDonald�s Reel.
71 Bonny Breast Notes.
72 Quick Step. La Prominade.
73 Quick Step. Turkish.
74 Duncan�s Dance.
75 Little House under the Hill.
76 Miss Ramsay�s Reel.
77 Roast Beef.
78 A Spanish Jig.
79 Allemande.
80 The Fyket.
81 I�d rather have a piece than a Kiss of my Jo.
82 Charles Street Bank.
83 Miss Katie Hall�s Reel.
84 Rural Felicity.
85 Tulloch Gorm.
86 Quick Step 37th Regt.
87 McDonald�s Quick Step.
88 The Female Rake.
89 Quick Step 4th Regt.
90 Port Patrick.
91 The Highlandman Kissed his Mother.
92 Well done Jack.
93 The Bottom of the Punch Bowl.
94 Quick Step 15th Regt.
95 Where will our Goodman lye.
96 Cupids Recruiting Serjeant.
97 Kiss me Sweetly.
98 Marquis of Granby Shambuy
99 Quick Step Fusileers.
100 Cacinameronian�s Rant.
101 Queensherry House.

Missing 102-111

112 Nancy Dawson.
113 Quick Step 43rd Regt.
114 Marionets.
115 Major Montgomerie�s Quick Step.
116 My Lodging is on the Cold Ground.
117 The Royal Glasgow Volunteers Farewell.
118 Steer her up and had her gaan.
119 Bab at the Bouster.
120 The Dainty Besom Maker.
121 Lather awa� wi� your Oak Stick.
122 Tom Tullus�s Hornpipe.
123 Fy let us a� to the Bridal.

Missing 124-129

130 The Milk Maid.
131 Chorus Jig.
132 O gin ye were dead Gude man.
133 Lovely Mally.
134 The Bonton.
135 The Killworth Volunteers Quick March.
136 Cambell�s Allemand.
137 Dublin Volunteers Quick March.
138 Oak Stick.
139 Marche Francoise.

Missing 140-147

148 Old Plantation Girls.
149 The Merry Dancers.
150 Irish Trott.
151 O gin ye were dead Gude man.
152 The Polygon.
153 Sam Jones.
154 The Braes of Angus.
155 Lary Grogan.
156 Quick March Scots Royals.
157 Quick Step 30th Regt.
158 The Lasses of Dunse.
159 Shantruish.
160 The Amorous Goddess.
161 Berlum�s Reel.
162 La Nouvelle Angloise.
163 Pumpey ran away.
164 Grace�s Farewell.
165 2d Quick Step 30th Regt.
166 Col. Arch. Campbells Quick Step.
167 Quick Step 2d Batn Royals.
168 Pease upon a Trencher.
169 Quick March 19th Regt.
170 Lord Kelly�s Reel.
171 Quick Step Fencibles.

Missing 172-184

185 Leslie�s March.
186 A Spanish March.
187 Come hap me with thy Petticoat.
188 Aldridge�s Allemande.
189 The Whipman Laddie.
190 Come ashore Jolly Tar --your Trousers on.
191 Tristram Shandy.
192 A Trumpet Air.
193 Quick Step 32d regt.
194 A Rock & a wi Pickle Tow.
195 Lassie wi the Yellow Coatie.
196 Irish Lilt.
197 Butter�d Pease.
198 There�s nae luck about the house.
199 Sailor�s Rant.
200 Sae Braley as I was kissed Yestreen.

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