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X: 1 T: 10th Brigade Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine, The C: P.M. Donald Shaw R: jig/march Z: 1997 by John Chambers <> M: 6/8 L: 1/8 F: K: D A \ | "D"d>fA d2f | f>ga f>ed | "A"c>de Ace | e>fg "(D)"fed | "D"d>fA d2f | f>ga f>ed | "A"c>de Ace | "D"d3 z2 :| |: g \ | "D"a2f d2f | f<af f>ed | "A"c>de A>ce | e>fg "(D)"fed | "D"a2f d2f | f<af f>ed | "A"c>de Ace | "D"d3 z2 :| |: A \ | "D"d3 A>df | f<af f>ed | "A"c3 A>ce | e>fg "(D)"fed | "D"d3 A>df | f<af f>ed | "A"c>de Ace | "D"d3 z2 :| |: g \ | "D"a>Aa A>df | f<af fed | "A"c2e A>ce | e>fg "(D)"fed | "D"a>Aa A>df | f<af fed | "A"c>de Ace | "D"d3 z2 :|

TENTH (BATALLION) H.L.I. (Highland Light Infantry) CROSSING THE RHINE. Scottish, March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Sweet): AABBCCDD (Martin). "Tenth Batallion...." was composed by Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay (1919-1998) at the end of World War II to celebrate the first Allied unit to cross the Rhine in the advance into Germany. At the age of twenty, Ramsay was the youngest Pipe Major ever in the British Army. When he left the service he joined the Edinburgh police department and helped the City of Edinburgh Police Pipe Band to become world champions. While on duty as a policeman he shot in the stomach, and although the wound was not fatal it forced to retire from the police force. Ramsay was also Pipe Major of the San Francisco Pipe Band, and, later, the world famous InverGordon Distillery Band.

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Printed sources : - Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 1), 1991; p. 18. Sweet (Fifer’s Delight), 1965/1981; p. 37.

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