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GRANNY DUNCAN. AKA and see "Old Mother Reilly." Scottish, Slow March (2/4 time). "Granny Duncan" is the title in pipe repertoire, with the "Reilly" title being favored by fifers, from whom the bagpipe version is thought to have derived. The melody is still played by the pipe band of the Scottish regiment called the 42nd Highlanders, the Black Watch (who also call it "Johnny/Johnnie Crackle/Crockle"), on the 15th of the month, along with the other tunes of The Crimean Reveillé, a medley of tunes first played by pipe bands in the Crimean War.

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Printed sources: Cabar Feidh Collection: Pipe Music of the Queens Own Highlanders, 1984; p. 246.

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