Tune of the Day: There's Nae Luck
This Scottish fling is taken from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905. The tune is well known in the North of England, and many musicians have composed variation sets to it. The song was written by poet William Mickle around 1769, and first published in 1776 under the title “The Mariner's Wife”.
For there's nae luck about the house,
There's nae luck ava;
There's little pleasure in the house,
When our gudeman's awa.
(The word gudeman is Scots for ‛husband’.)