Annotation:Goat Pen (The)

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X:1 T:Goat Pen, The T:Crò nan Gobhar M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin c|A>cd cAF|A/B/cA c>Gc|A>cd cAF|f2e d2c| A>cd cAF|A/B/cA cGc|A>GF Afa| gfe d2:| |:f|cAA fAA|aAA cGG|cAA fAA|ae^c d2f| [1 cAA fAA|aAA cGc|A>GF Afa|gfe d2:|

GOAT PEN, THE (Crò nan Gobhar). AKA and see "Bonny Lass with the Short Apron," "Goat's Song (The)," "Short Apron (1) (The)." Scottish, (Pipe) Jig (6/8 time). D Minor (Fraser, Logan): B Minor (Gunn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Gunn): AABB' (Fraser, Logan). "The Goat Pen, supposed remotely situated, appears, by the Gaelic words, to have been the rendezvous of two lovers. It is long known as a Scotch dance, but makes a beautiful and delicate air, if slowly performed, worthy of suitable words, and is inserted to reclaim it as a Highland melody" (Fraser). See Francis O'Neill's version under the title "Goat's Song (The)."

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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 22, p. 8. William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; p. 20. Logan (The Scottish Gael, vol. 2), 1831; No. V.

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