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FÁILTE NA MIOSG. AKA and see "The Musket Salute." Scottish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air was published by James Oswald in a 1740 collection called Curious Collection of Scots Tunes (a volume dedicated to the Duke of Perth), and again in his Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 1) (1760, p. 22). The same melody also appears in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (vol. 3, 1790, No. 259, p. 268) as the indicated tune for the song "My Heart's in the Highlands," with words reworked by Robert Burns from an older lyric.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a chasing the deer;
A chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the north.
The birth place of Valour, the country of Worth,
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: James Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 1), 1760; p. 22.

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