Highland Laddie

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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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Donkey Riding

"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".

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Scottish highland dance

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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.

Bill Millin

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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.

The Essex and Kent Scottish

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The Essex and Kent Scottish

The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment

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The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment

Authorized marches of the Canadian Armed Forces

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Authorized marches of the Canadian Forces
42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA - for military band, see Artillery marches; else, "Highland Laddie" (1)

Wilt Thou Go to the Barracks, Johnny?

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".

Scotland

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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.

Scottish regiment

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Highland Regiments raised in the 18th and early 19th centuries employed many unique symbols to differentiate themselves from other regiments and enlisted distinctive music to announce their arrival, but as a result of the Cardwell Reforms of 1881, all British Army Highland Regiments were required to use "Highland Laddie" as their regimental march.

Cardwell Reforms

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Highland Regiments raised in the 18th and early 19th centuries employed many unique symbols to differentiate themselves from other regiments and enlisted distinctive music to announce their arrival, but as a result of the Cardwell Reforms of 1881, all British Army Highland Regiments were required to use "Highland Laddie" as their regimental march.

British Army

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Highland Regiments raised in the 18th and early 19th centuries employed many unique symbols to differentiate themselves from other regiments and enlisted distinctive music to announce their arrival, but as a result of the Cardwell Reforms of 1881, all British Army Highland Regiments were required to use "Highland Laddie" as their regimental march.

Royal Regiment of Scotland

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Over time, many of these regiments had managed to return to their pre-Cardwell marches when, in March 2006, the establishment of the Royal Regiment of Scotland saw the disappearance of all Scotland's historic infantry regiments and their distinctions, including music, and the adoption of a new regimental march, "Scotland the Brave".

Scotland the Brave

Over time, many of these regiments had managed to return to their pre-Cardwell marches when, in March 2006, the establishment of the Royal Regiment of Scotland saw the disappearance of all Scotland's historic infantry regiments and their distinctions, including music, and the adoption of a new regimental march, "Scotland the Brave".

Commonwealth of Nations

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"Highland Laddie" continues to be the regimental march of a number of Commonwealth regiments with Scottish affiliations.

9th Gorkha Rifles

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*9 Gorkha Rifles (1st Battalion 9 Gorkha Rifles)

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

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The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada