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DRAM SHELL, THE (Am Botal dubh 's an t-slige chreachann). Scottish, Reel. F Sharp Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Fraser): AABB (Miller). "Of the orphan, the editor remembers his father sing no more than one complete verse, which mentioned neither time nor place; he cannot therefore trace its occasion, which may be very remote, as death and war, with the barbarous animosities of times past, have produced applicable events at all periods,--and till some poet of eminence takes up the subject, the performer is left in silent admiration of its beauty" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 33, p. 11. Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 1, 1881-1885; p. 85. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 148, p. 96.

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