My Love is Gone to Sea

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MY LOVE IS GONE TO SEA (Chaidh mo leannan null thar sàl). Scottish, Jig. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This tune "is in the genuine cheerful style of the boat songs, and a particular favourite with the gentlemen mentioned in the prospectus. Should Government carry to maturity the mere hint on the North Sea fishing, given in Note 66, the present general relish for the boat songs will increase, with the sensation excited, or with the success anticipated" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816/1874; No. 201, p. 83.

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