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GLEN MORISTON (Tighearna Ghlinnemoreastuinn). Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Fraser): AABB (Kerr). "The ancient family to which this air is complementary, has been long remarkable for a race of proprietors, the most beneficent and kind to their tenantry, and hospitable in the estreme to friends or strangers. The tenantry, from the above cirumstances, have the appearence of a superior order of Highlanders, much given to pastime and song; and it is hoped their beautiful and romantic district, being now rendered the thoroughfare to the west coast by one of the finest roads in the island, will tend to the benefit of both. The editor is informed that the present proprietor has rendered smuggling an irritancy of their leases--an example worthy of imitation" (Fraser). This tune is likely written by Fraser (Alburger). Glen (1891) finds a tune by this name in Cumming's collection (p. 12).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 82, p. 30. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 45, p. 7. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 179.

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