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COLEBURN, THE. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The melody was composed by fiddler William Macpherson (1919–1974) of Elgin. The Coleburn or 'hazel'burn is a small stream in Morayshire, remarks Neil (1991). However, it seems the tune was composed in honor of a Scottish distillery of single malt spirits that was located in Speyside. The distillery was founded in 1896 by John Robertson & Sons, but is now defunct.

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Printed sources : - Bennett (Willie Macpherson: The Elgin Fiddler), 2006; no. 6, p. 57. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 93, p. 126.

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