Annotation:Roger's Farewell

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X:1 T:Roger's Farewell M:C L:1/8 N:perhaps for Capt. Richard Rogers of Rogers Rangers? R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 528, p. 201) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|G2 G>B A>GAB|G<G- G>B {B}d2 d>g|G2 G>B A>GAB|G<EE>D G2G:| e|d<BB>G A>GA>e|d<BB<G B2 B>e|d<BB<G A<GAB|G<EE>D G2 Ge| D<BB>G A>GAe|d<BB<G B2 B>c|d>gB>g A>GA>B|G<EE>D G2G|]

ROGER'S FAREWELL. AKA and see "Morag's Wedding," "Sir Alexander Don's (2)." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is cognate with the Scottish/Cape Breton strathspey "Morag's Wedding." As "Sir Alexander Don's (2)," the strathspey was published in the late 18th century publications of Joshua Campbell and the Gows. See also the cognate first strain of William Marshall's "Grant Lodge." The melody has similarities to "Auld Lang Syne."

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Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), Glasgow, 1788; No. 528, p. 201.

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