Emigrant's Farewell (1)
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EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL  (Hò Cha Neil Mulad Oirnn). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "As to this air having more claim to antiquity than 'Kind Robin lo'es me,' the editor would be apt to doubt. The sentiments conveyed by the words of John Macmurdo of MacRae, of Kintail, formerly mentioned as having emigrated, most feelingly point out the proper resources of the mind, bearing the adversities of life" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 226, p. 92. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 61.