Farewell Darling Youth
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FAREWELL DARLING YOUTH (Soraidh slan do'n ailleagan). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The Gaelic song usually associated with this melody, was composed to a lady of the family of MacKenzie, Bart. of Gairloch, in Ross-shire. The words sung by the editor's father referred to a youth going abroad. Mr. Campbell, in his Albyn's Anthology, gives the name of this air to no less than two of the few Highland melodies contained in it" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 4, p. 2. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1854; p. 141.