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DONAL DON. AKA and see "MacGregor's March," "Rob Roy's March." Scottish, Air or March (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Donal Don" is a Dundee song and was printed in Ford's Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland (1899–1901). Words begin:

Wha hasna heard o’ Donal’ Don?
Wi’ a’ his tanterwallops on,
For Oh! he was a lazy drone,
An’ smuggled Hielan’ whisky.

Hi-rum-ho for Donal’ Don,
Wi’ a’ his tanterwallops on,
And may he never lack a scone
While he maks Hielan’ whisky.

See also Irish polka variants under the titles "Kit White's No. 2" etc.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Buchan (101 Scottish Songs), 1962; p. 58.

Recorded sources: Greentrax CDTRAX206, Jock Tamson's Bairns – "May You Never Lack a Scone" (2001).

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