Beauty charming fair and young

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X:1 T:Beauty, charming, fair and young T:Ribhinn àlainn eibhinn og M:C L:1/8 R:Slow Air S:Simon Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin d2 (cd) (fe)dc|f2B2^A2 GF|E2E2F2^A2|B2 B^A [D4B4]| d2 (cd) fedc|f2B2^A2 (GF)|E2E2F2^A2|B2 B^A [D4B4]|| d2dd e2ee|f2 f^e f2F2|(Fd)(cd) (fe)dc|f2B2^A2^GF| f>edf e>dce|f2B2^A2 (GF)|E2E2F2^A2| B2 B^A [D4B4]||



BEAUTY, CHARMING, FAIR AND YOUNG (Ribhinn àlainn eibhinn og). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This tune "is the air of Robert Donn, the Sutherland's poet's song, to Miss Sally Grant, and is in his printed volumes of Gaelic songs and poems; the air is given as sung by the editor's father" (Fraser). A version of the once well-known Gaelic song was printed in Alexander Campbell's Albyn's Anthology vol. 2 (1818) under the title "Iobhan alum eibhinn ôg."


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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 170, p. 69.






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