I Care for Nothing Now
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I CARE FOR NOTHING NOW. AKA - "Hò gur coma leam h-uile ni th' ann," "What care I for anything now?" Scottish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This tune "is one of the songs of a desponding Jacobite, who thought life not worth enjoying, since the failure of Prince Charles's enterprise, but who afterwards lived to be convinced that its failure was the most fortunate thing that ever happened to the country; and that, during the half century which has since elapsed, it has made more rapid strides to civilisation and improvement, than it did at any time since Noah's flood left it" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 160, p. 65.