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X:1 T:Pass about the Flagon L:1/16 M:C R:Slow Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D4 GG3 F3D =EC3|D4 BB3 c3B Ac3|dd3 c3B A3GF3G|Ac3Ad3 c3A G4:| DG3 G3=E F3_ED3C|DB3 ~B3d c3BA3G|Af3 d3^c d3DF3G|Ac3Ad3 c3A G4| DG3 G3=E F3_ED3C|DB3 B3d c3BA3G|f3=ed3^c d3DF3G|Ac3 Ad3 c3A G4||

PASS ROUND/ABOUT THE FLAGON (Ho! cuir a nall am bodach). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This "is the air of a most sentimental bacchanalian song by John MacMurdo or MacRae, of Kintail, formerly mentioned as having emigrated to America. It is well known, though the music of it has not till now been communicated; it is extreme.y difficult to give this air the expression which a sprightly singer imparts to it, when the sentiments echo and invigorate the strain of the air" (Fraser, 1816).

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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 207, p. 85. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 197.

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