Sheet Music: Hurrah for the Bonnets of Blue

TitleHurrah for the Bonnets of Blue
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature6/8
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-07-31
Last updated2012-07-31
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 31 July 2012

Tune of the Day: Hurrah for the Bonnets of Blue

Traditional English Jig

This jig comes from Northumberland. “Blue Bonnets” was a common nickname for the Scots, stemming from the custom of Jacobite troops to identify themselves with a white cockade worn on a blue bonnet, the only thing that passed for a uniform in those days. The white cockade emblem is said to have originated when Bonnie Prince Charlie plucked a wild rose and pinned it to his hat.