Ninety-Third's Farewell to Gibralter (The)
NINETY-THIRD'S FAREWELL TO GIBRALTER, THE. AKA - "93rd's Farewell to Gibralter/Gibraltar," "79th's Farewell to Gibraltar (The)." Scottish, Quickstep March (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'DD. The march was composed in 1848 by Pipe Major John MacDonald of the 79th Cameron Highlanders when the regiment garrisoned the British fortress of Gibraltar, “The Rock,” from 1841–48. The original title was "79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar (The)." "Gibralter" is the spelling used in Kerr's publication, and the number of the regiment in the march--the '93rd'--also seems unique to Kerr's collection (albeit much repeated since then). The 93rd Regiment, the Sutherland Highlanders, itself performed garrison duty on Gibraltar from 1879 to 1881, and in the latter year merged with the 91st Regiment to form the famous Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
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Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1875; No. 20, p. 49. Kerr (Caledonian Collection), p. 6. Kerr (Merry Melodies for the Piano), p. 12.
Recorded sources: Cooking Vinyl MASH CD 001, Dave Swarbrick - "Folk On 2: Dave Swarbrick and Fairport Convention" (1991). Lasseter's Reefers – YPRX 2024, Nth. Bulli Bush Band – "Denizen." Parlophone F3171 (78 RPM), David McCallum (1927).