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MADGE ("FAREWELL TO SCOTLAND"). AKA - "Farewell to Scotland." Scottish, Song Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927).

J. Scott Skinner

According to the University of Aberdeen's J. Scott Skinner site, the violinist was forced into bankruptcy in the mid-1880's, and contemplated emigrating. He even gave a farewell concert at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, in 1886, in which he played this tune, with the title "Scott Skinner's Farewell to Scotland." The tune was later renamed "Madge", set to words by William Martin.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 95. Skinner (The Logie Collection), 1888. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 35.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
See Skinner's handwritten music notation for the tune at the University of Aberdeen's Skinner site [1]

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