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X:1 T:Languor of Love, The T:Tha mi tinn leis a'Ghaol M:C L:1/8 S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2 FA d4|c2 d2 B4|A2 Bc d3 e|d3c B2 Az| ~F3G A2 g2|f3e d2 zD|~F3G A3F|G2F2E2D2| D2 FA d4|c2 d2 B4|A2 Bc d3e|d3c B2 Az| ~F3G A2 g2|f3e d2 zD|~F3G A3F|(G2F2)(E2D2)|| f3e d3f|c2 d2 B4|f3e d3f|d3c B2Az| ~F3G A2 ag|f3e d2zD|~F3G A3F|G2F2E2D2| f3e d3f|c2d2 B4|f3e d4|c2 c>d/2e/2 d2 Dz| ~F3G A2 g2|(3fga (3gfe d4|d3B A3F|(G2F2)(E2D2)||

LANGUOR OF LOVE , THE (Tha mi tinn leis a'Ghaol). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser): AAB (Alburger). "This much admired melody the editor took down from the singing of his father, Captain John Fraser. It resembles the genuine Scottish style, but it stamps its own originality, for there can be no doubt, if rightly known, it could not long remain dormant. It is very common in Inverness-shire, but imperfectly sung as a rant, to verses composed to General Fraser of Lovat, when raising his first Highland regiments. But the sickness or languor of lore was the subject of it, as sung by the editor's father,--and with this note upon an air commencing the work,--the editor begs leave to caution performers, that new beauties will arise in most of these airs, the more deliberately they are played, if not otherwise marked" (Fraser).

Captain Simon Fraser (1773-1852) of Knockie

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 101, pp 166-167. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 1, p. 1.

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