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X:1 % T:Domhnall Dubh T:Black Donald D:The Driven Bow, Alasdair Fraser [2] Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Amix E2 FFA>F D>EF<D | E2 FFA>F E2 E2 :| K:Edor |:G>E E2 E>FG>A | F>GF>E D>EF<D | G>E E2 E>FG>A | B<BA<F E2 E2 :||



BLACK DONALD (Domhnall Dubh). Scottish, Air and Strathspey. A Major/Mixolydian ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The air is a popular puirt-a-beul, or Gaelic mouth-music, tune from the Scottish Gaidheltachd. The words tell of a boy who marries "slightly above his station."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 10: Airs & Melodies of Scotland's Past, vol. 10), 1992 (revised 2001); p. 4.

Recorded sources: - Culburnie Records CUL102, Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher - "The Driven Bow" (1988). Green Linnet SIF 1077, Capercaillie - "Crosswinds" (1987).



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