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FAREWELL [1], THE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Marching Air (whole time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Marshall): AAB (Cranford/Holland). Composed by an elderly William Marshall (1748–1833), of Fochabers, Morayshire; it was his musical farewell to his home of Keithmore, which Marshall left at age 74, having resided there 33 years. It was published posthumously in his A Second Collection of Scottish Melodies (the 1845 Collection). Other tunes with the same title were published earlier by James Aird and John Anderson.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 144, p. 54. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 35.

Recorded sources: EMI Music, Puirt a Baroque (David Greenberg) – "Bach Meets Cape Breton" (1995).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]




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