Four and Twenty Highlandmen (1)
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FOUR AND TWENTY HIGHLANDMEN . Scottish, Reel. The melody appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, 1734, inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The MS, in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle, is sometimes called the "Duke of Perth MS." There are a few tunes by the name of "Four and Twenty Highlandmen." One such was the vehicle for a song in the ballad opera Devil to Pay (1731).