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MACLEOD'S DAUGHTER (Nighean Thormaid). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. "There are words of various merit to this air, often imperfectly sung. Those which bear the name given in this work suit it best, and relate to some occasion the Macleod family had for recruiting men, when the heir was a minor, and a lady the active instrument. The words profess the warmest attachment to her and the family interests" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 65, p. 23.