Annotation:Bonnie Strathmore

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X:1 T:Comunn an t-srath mhoir T:Bonny Strathmore M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 90) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix d|ABA ABd|edB A2d|ABA GAB|dBA G2d| edd deg|age g2e|dBG ABd|edB A2:| |:d|c<ea c<ea|c<ea A2c|B<dg B<dg|B<dg G2d| c<ea c<ea|c<ea gfe|dBG ABd|edB A2:|]

BONNIE STRATHMORE (Comunn an t-strath mhoir). AKA - "Bonny Strathmore." Scottish, Air or Jig (6/8 time). A Minor (Kerr's, Lerwick): A Dorian (Gatherer): A Mixolydian (Gunn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody has a few Gaelic titles: "Comunn an t-Strath Mhòir" (The Strathmore Society), "Dean cadal 's fan sàmhach a Chuillean a Rùin (Sleep and be quiet my Darling, my Love), and "An Gille dubh sùgach" (The Merry Dark-haired Boy). A variant of the "Bung Your Eye" tune family, and as so related to "Antrim Lasses (The)," "Tatter Jack," "Boys of Carrigallen (The)," and "Mount Your Baggage (1)." See note for "Annotation:Lanigan's Ball." There are similarities also with Niel Gow's "Wha Can Help It" and the Cape Breton "Salute to Boston."

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Printed sources : - Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 21. William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; p. 90. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 288, p. 31. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; p. 36.

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