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"Highland Laddie", also known as "Hielan' Laddie", is the name of a Scottish popular folk tune "If Thou'lt Play Me Fair Play", but as with many old melodies various sets of words can be sung to it, of which Robert Burns's poem "Highland Laddie" is probably the best known.wikipedia
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"If thou'lt play me fair play" has been reworked several times since Burns set down his words, Donkey Riding being one variant.
The tune and words are an adaptation of "Highland Laddie".
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Bill Millin – A piper who played the song during the Scottish landing on Sword Beach during WW2
He played "Highland Laddie" "The Road to the Isles" and "All the blue bonnets are over the border" as his comrades fell around him on Sword.
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Highland Laddie is also the name of a dance in Scottish Highland dancing, of the "national dance" subtype.
At Highland games, the National dances include the Scottish Lilt, the Earl of Erroll, Blue Bonnets, Hielan' Laddie, the Scotch Measure, Flora MacDonald's Fancy, Village Maid and Barracks Johnny, which illustrate the history of dancing and other aspects of Scottish culture and history.
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Most national dances are usually danced in an Aboyne dress, but the Highland Laddie is one of two national dances that are typically danced in the standard kilt-based outfit, the other being "Wilt Thou Go to the Barracks, Johnny?".
It is the second dance of the "national dance" subtype to be danced in this particular outfit, the other being "Highland Laddie".
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The Regimental Quick March is Hielan' Laddie.
Notable examples include Scotland the Brave, Highland Laddie, Bonnie Dundee and Cock of the North.
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Scots Guards – Hielan' Laddie (Quick); The Garb of Old Gaul(Slow)
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The tune has always been a march used by the Gordon Highlanders, although it did not become the official regimental march until 1933, when it replaced Hielan' Laddie.
It is used by military bands as a march past, but a slow march contrasting with quick march pasts such as "Highland Laddie".
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Scots Guards: "Hielan' Laddie" (Listen)
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