Annotation:Cainntearachd (4)

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X:1 T:Cainntearachd [4] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:"Sung in Reel Time" B:Celtic Melodies, Being a Collection of Original Slow Highland Airs, B:Pipe-Reels, and Cainntearachd, vol. 1 (Edinburgh, c. 1830, No. 41, p. 24) N:"Selected and Arranged by a Highlander." The editors have been N:identified as Finlay Dunn and George Farquhar Graham Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C c2 c<c B2B2|A2A2 GABG|c2 c<c B2B2|BAGB A<A A2|| A<A d2 eA A2|A<A B2 {B}AG G2|A<A d2 eA A2|BAGB A<A A2||

CAINNTEARACHD [4]. Scottish, Vocal Reel (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See Cainntearachd for explanation of the form of this vocal music.

Thanig iad, thanig iad, thanig iad,
Fir an sgadain;
Thanig iad, thanig iad,
Gillean geala chur na 'n lion.

Eoghan 's Dughall,
Fionladh 's Iseabail,
Eoghan 's Dughall,
Iseabail 's Oighrig

They've come, they've come, they've come,
The herring fishers;
They've come, they've come,
The fair lads who throw the nets.

Hugh and Dugal
Finlay and Isobel,
Hugh and Dugal,
Isobel and Euphan

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Graham (Celtic Melodies, Being a Collection of Original Slow Highland Airs, Pipe-Reels, and Cainntearachd, vol. 1), Edinburgh, c. 1830; No. 41, p. 24.

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