Brochan Lom

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BROCHAN LOM (Thin Porridge). AKA and see "Orange and Blue (1)." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Also and famously known as the schottische "Orange and Blue" (see note for "Orange and Blue (1)"). The tune is often played in a set with "Calum Crubach." See also the Welsh variant "Allt-y-Caethiwed." The title comes from a set of puirt a beul nonsense words sung to the tune about a poorly made porridge, often for dancing:

Brochan lom, tana lom, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan lom, tana lom, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan lom, tana lom, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan lom ‘s e tana lom ‘s e brochan lom na sùghain

Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan lom ‘s e tana lom ‘s e brochan lom na sùghain

Thugaibh aran dha na gillean leis a’ bhrochan sùghain
Thugaibh aran dha na gillean leis a’ bhrochan sùghain
Thugaibh aran dha na gillean leis a’ bhrochan sùghain
Brochan lom ‘s e tana lom ‘s e brochan lom na sùghain

Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan tana, tana, tana, brochan lom na sùghain
Brochan lom ‘s e tana lom ‘s e brochan lom na sùghain.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 92.

Recorded sources:




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