Auld House, The

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AULD HOUSE, THE. Scottish, Highland Schottische. G Major. Standard tuning. One part (Neil): AABB (Kerrs). The tune and song in the traditional style are by Lady Nairne, popular until before the Second World War.


The mavis still doth sweetly sing,

The bluebells sweetly blaw,

The bonny Earn's clear winding still,

But the Auld House is awa'.

The Auld House, the Auld House,

Deserted tho' ye be,

There ne'er can be a new house

Will seem sae fair to me?


Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 207, pg. 24. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 109, pg. 146.