Sheet Music: The Yellow Hair'd Laddie

TitleThe Yellow Hair'd Laddie
Alternate titlesThe Yellow-Haired Laddie
The Brown Haired Boy
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-08-17
Last updated2020-08-17
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Ballads, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 17 August 2020

Tune of the Day: The Yellow Hair'd Laddie

Traditional Scottish air, arranged for two flutes

This very popular Scottish air dates at least to the early 18th century. It was the vehicle for quite a few songs in ballad operas, and also saw service as a retreat march (signalling the end of the day's duties) in the British military. It was even used by Johann Christian Bach as the theme for the third movement of his Harpsichord Concerto in B-flat major, Op.13, No. 4.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.