Maid of Sutherland (The)

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MAID OF SUTHERLAND, THE. AKA and see "Maid Who Gathered Bilberries (The)." AKA - "Nighean donn a buain nan dearcag." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The Maid of Sutherland has words by Robert Donn, and various Highland bards. This melody the editor never heard in so perfect a shape as it had been acquired by his father from the gentlemen mentioned in the Prospectus, and given in this work. They, of course, sung it with high glee, from the connection of one of them with a Sutherland family; but the ordinary name of the air is "The Maid Who Gathered Bilberries." A bilberry [1] is a close relative of the blueberry.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 53, p. 19.

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