Annotation:Any Privation But This

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"The words to this air are in most collections of Gaelic songs, - and hearing these translated, will explain the occasion and circumstances of 'the privation' to a poet who takes up the subject, better than any recapitulation of the editor, - his first provence being to communicate the airs correctly and intelligibly, in order to establish thier standard, before the poet attempts to attach verses" (Fraser).

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 85.