Rejected Lover (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Fhear nan casun caola' T:Rejected Suitor, The B:Be Ye Merry M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 52) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix d|ceeA g2 ea|efed cAAc|AeeA g2 fe|d<ddc BGG:| B|eAed c2 Ac|eAed cAAc|eAed c2 Ac|Bgdg BGGB| eAed c2 Ac|eAed cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG|| B|A<A a2 ge a2|A<A a2 cAAc|A<A a2 ge g2|B<B g2 BGGB| A<A a2 ge a2|A<A a2 cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG|| g|faea c2 Ag|f>ded cAAg|faea c2 Ac|Bgdg BGGg| faea c2 Ag|f>ded cAAc|dfdf cece|Bgdg BGG||

REJECTED LOVER [1], THE (Fhear nan casun caola). AKA - “Rejected Suitor.” AKA and see: "Duntroon," "Glen Where My Love Is (The)," "O but Ye be Merry," "O She's Comical." Scottish, Reel. A Major (MacDonald): A Mixolydian (Ross). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Gunn): AA'BB'C (MacDonald): ABCD (Ross): AABBCCDD (Cranford). A pipe reel derivative of Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Alexander McGlashan's "O but Ye be Merry."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Paul Stewart Cranford (The Cape Breton Highland Collection), 2015; p. v (as "The Rejected Suitor"). William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; p. 52. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 10. William Ross (Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music), 1869; p. 198, p. 125.

Recorded sources : - Rounder RO7023, Natalie MacMaster - “No Boundaries” (1996. Learned from guitarist/fiddler Dave MacIsaac, who had it from the playing of Donald and Theresa MacLellan).

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