Sheet Music: Jock O' Hazeldean

TitleJock O' Hazeldean
Alternate titlesJohn of Hazelgreen
The Bony Brow
My Lady Binnis Lilt
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature2/4
Tempo63 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-05-13
Last updated2018-05-13
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Categories
Celtic Music, Flings, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 13 May 2018

Tune of the Day: Jock O' Hazeldean

Traditional Scottish air

This old Scottish melody can be played either as a slow air or as a Highland Fling. One of the earliest versions of the tune appears in Lady Margaret Wemmyss's lute manuscript from the 1640s, under the title “My Lady Binnis Lilt”. The original and ancient ballad is called “John of Hazelgreen”, but later the lyrics were substantially reworked (as was the melody) with additional words by Sir Walter Scott. Scott's “Jock o' Hazeldean” tells the tale of a young woman forced into an arranged marriage by her family who elopes on her wedding day with her true love, Jock O' Hazeldean.