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X:1 T:Loch chilliciaran T:Campbelton Loch M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Quick Step B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 91) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix a|ece AAA|ecf ecA|dBA AAA|Bce f2a| ece AAA|ecf ecA|Aae fec|Bce f2:| e|efg a>da|fef/g/ aec|efg a>da|Bce f2e| efg a>da|fef/g/ aec|Aae fec|Bce f2e| efg a>da|fef/g/ aec|efg a>da|Bce f2e| efg a>da|fef/g/ aec|afe fec|Bce f2||

CAMPBELTON LOCH. Scottish, Pipe Quick Step (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Campletown Loch is a small sea loch near the south of the Kintyre Peninsula facing eastwards towards the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The town of Campbeltown, from which it takes its name, is located at its head.

The loch is immortalized in the folk song of the same name, re-popularized by Andy Stewart in the 1960s. In the song the writer Alan Cameron expresses his desire that the loch be full of whisky, a commentary of sorts on the fact that Campbeltown was originally a center of whisky distilling but that the price of whisky in the town itself was unaffordable.

Oh! Campbeltown Loch, Ah wish ye were whisky!
Campbeltown Loch, Och Aye!
Campbeltown Loch, I wish ye were whisky!
Ah wid drink ye dry.

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