Cross of Inverness (The)
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CROSS OF INVERNESS, THE (Clach-na-Cudainn). AKA and see "Clach na Cudain (2)." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser, Hunter, Kerr): AAB (Alburger). "This air celebrates the foundation-stone of Inverness, if it may be so termed, which is still religiously preserved near the cross,--it belongs to the armorial bearing of the town,-- is engraven upon its seal,-- and is the universal toast when drinking the health or prosperity of its community. It was formerly the resting place of the servant girls, in bringing their water-pails from the river,--of course a celebrated rendezvous for obtaining all the news and scandal imaginable" (Fraser). The melody is thought to possibly have been written by Fraser himself.