Annotation:Casag lachdunn ruairdh ruaidh

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CASAG LACHDUNN RUAIRDH RUAIDH (Red Roderick's Dun Coat, or Red Rory’s Long Brown Coat). AKA and see "Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey (1) (The)." Scottish, Air and Pipe Strathspey (whole time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is a version of "Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey (1) (The)," used as the vehicle for a Gaelic song.

Casag lachdunn Ruaridh Ruaidh,
saoil sibh càit’ an d’fhuaireadh i,
Casag lachdunn Ruaridh Ruaidh,
gur olc an deis’ duin’ uasail i.

Verse 1:
Siud a chasag a bha daor
mun do cheannaich Ruairidh i;
Gun do chosg i còrr gini an t-slat,
gun d’chosg i mart mun d’fhuaidhleach i;

Verse 2:
’S iomadh àit’ a’s a robh ’chasag
mu’n do thachair Ruairidh oirr’;
Bha i’n Eirinn, Bha i’n Sasuinn
mun do cheannaich Ruairidh I.

Red Rory’s long brown coat,
Imagine where it came from
Red Rory’s long brown coat,
That is poor dress for a gentleman

That is the coat that was dear
Before Rory bought it;
That cost more than a guinea a yard,
That cost a cow for the sewing of it;

It is in many places the coat has been
Before Rory happened on it
It was in Ireland, it was in England
Before Rory bought it.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 81. Mackay (The Piper's Assistant), 1843; No. 137, p. 75.

Recorded sources: -

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