Lady to Her Husband Who Was Killed at the Battle of Culloden (A)

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LADY TO HER HUSBAND WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF CULLODEN, A. AKA - "Mo rùn geal og," "My fair young love." Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "This air, with the original Gealic words, is an impassioned expression of grief by a lady of the name of Chisholm, in Strathglass, for the fate of her husband, who was killed in Culloden, and to whom she had been but recently married. A set of this air is attempted in the collection of the Reverend Patrick MacDonald, but it will scarcely be recognized. It is, however, very generally sung, and the editor is certain ot os now chastely communicated" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 205, p. 85.

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