Earl Haig (The Laird o' Bemersyde)

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EARL HAIG [THE LAIRD O' BEMERSYDE]. AKA and see "The Chief o' Bemersyde (A War Sermon)." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843–1927) in honor of Field Marshall Earl Haig (1861–1928), the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces during the First World War. Skinner originally titled the piece "The Chief o' Bemersyde (A War Sermon)," and said of it) "A great effort, I think." (Skinner was never one for being humble).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 107. Henderson (Scottish Music Maker), 1957, No. 44.

Recorded sources:




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