72nd Highlanders' Farewell to Edinburgh (The)

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X:1 T: The 72nd Highlanders' Farewell to Edinburgh C: Pipe Major J. MacDonald, 72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders M: 6/8 L: 1/8 R: march K:Amix |: e |\ A>Bc c<ec | c>BA B2 a | A>Bc c<ae | f>ec e2 g | a>gf e<ac | c>BA B2 e | f2 f e>ca | A2 A A2 :| |: g |\ a>gf e<ac | c>BA B2 e | a>gf e<ae | f>ec e2 g | a>gf e<ac | c>BA B2 e | f2 f e>ca | A2 A A2 :| |: e |\ A>Bc c<eA | A>Bc c<aA | A>Bc c<ec | C>BA B2 e | A>Bc c<eA | A>Bc c<ae |f2 f e>ca | A2 A A2 :| |: g |\ a2 a e<ac | f2 f e>ce | a2 a e<ac | c>BA B2 g | a2 a e<ac | f2 f e>ce | f2 f e>ca | A2 A A2 :|



SEVENTY SECOND HIGHLANDER'S FAREWELL TO EDINBURGH. Scottish, March (2/4 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition Composed by Pipe Major J. MacDonald. The 72nd Highland Regiment was known as the (1st Battalion of the) Seaforth Highlanders, which included the Ross-shire Buffs and The Duke of Albany's. The regiment became close to the 5th Gurkhas while serving in India in Victorian times, perhaps the model Kipling alluded to in With the Main Guard when Private Mulvaney says: "Scotchies and Gurkys are twins bekaze they're so onlike, an' they get dhrunk together when God plazes."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 2), 1988; p. 10.

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