King's Health (2) (The)
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KING'S HEALTH , THE (Deoch slaint' an Righ). Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The words and music to this air appear to be the composition of MacIntyre, a bard belonging to the district of Breadalbane, who has published a volume of Gaelic Poetry, and is ing genuine praise of our present GRACIOUS AND BELOVED SOVEREIGN, and of the benefits we have enjoyed under his mild and benign government. The air is incomparably grand, though simple, and worthy of verses appropriate to the original subject, which is justly but lically handled in the Gaelic, yet, with the ornament or patriotic and loyal verses, might even rival 'God Save the King'" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 109, p. 42.