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JOLLY COMPANIONS [1], THE (Na compaich ag òl). AKA - "Jolly Companions, Every One" (?). Scottish, Jig. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "This is another Highland bacchanallian air. It was communicated without the name to the editor by his friend, Alexander Leslie, Esq., but the editor's father struck up a great many excellent sentimental verses to it by John MacMurdo of Kintail, formerly mentioned" (Fraser). The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800 (may be version #2).

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Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 184, p. 75.

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