Gladly Would I Go

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GLADLY WOULD I GO. Scottish (?), March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O'Neill (1922) says: "This fine old march was memorized from the playing of William McLean a famous Highland piper much admired in Chicago some fifty years ago. The tune in almost identical setting was included in a book of pipe music, published at Glasgow about 1825 under two names: The Duke of Athol's March and a long Gaelic title expressive of romance and chivalry. Its spirited swing and characteristic cadences, no less than its Gaelic title indicate an Irish origin." See Scottish cognates "Highlander's Jig" and "Cold Winds from Ben Wyviss" and compare O'Neill's own Irish jig "Move up to Me."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 79.

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