Bonnie Banks of Ayr (The)
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BONNIE BANKS OF AYR. Scottish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. MacDonald notes: "(Scots poet) Robert Burns composed this beautiful air after dining with a few friends the day before his intended voyage to the West Indies. His heart having been always in the Highlands, I have much pleasure in placing this to his memory." MacDonald gives no further information regarding the attribution to Robert Burns.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 14. MacDonald (The Gesto Collection).