Ceud soraidh nam do'n ailleagan

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CEUD SORAIDH NAM DO'N AILLEAGAN (A thousand blessings to the lovely youth). Scottish, Air (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune appears in Patrick MacDonald's collection of Highland vocal airs, published in Edinburgh in 1784. The translation given with the title above is the one MacDonald gave; however, a more literal translation might be "a hundred farewells from me to the little jewel." Poet Robert Burns had considered this tune as the vehicle for his song "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (2)," but discarded it in favor of Neil Gow's "Major Graham of Inchbrakie."

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Printed sources: MacDonald (A Collection of Highland Vocal Airs), 1784.

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