Sportsman's Haunt

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X:1 T:Sportsman’s Haunt M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Laybourn - Köhlers' Violin Repository Book 2 (1881-1885, p. 173) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin F|D<B,B<d B>F(F>B)|A<E(E>D) (C>A,)A,<F|F<B,B,>d .B>F(F<B)|.A>.F.E>.C B,/B,/B, ~F2| D<B,B,>d .B>.F(F>B)|A<E (E>{FE}D) (C<A,)A,<F|D<B,B,>d .B>.F(F<B)|.A>.F(E>C) B,/B,/B, ~F2|| e/d/c/B/ (f>B) (d>f)b<f|{bag}(a>f)(e>a) (c>A)(a>c)|e/d/c/B/ (f>B) (d>f)b>f|.a>.f(e>c) B/B/B {gfe}f2| e/d/c/B/ (f>B) (d>f)b>f|{bag}a>fe>a c<Aa>c|e/d/c/B/ (f>d) (e<c) (d<B)|(A<F) E>C B,/B,/B, [A,2F2]!D.C.!|]



SPORTSMAN'S HAUNT, THE (Am Monadh Liath). Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser): AABB' (Athole). "The verses to this melody, sung by the editor's father, were composed by a resident grass‑keeper, kept up at the expense of all those who sent summer stock to grase in the beautiful vale of Killin, of Stratherrick, which lies in the heart of the 'Monadh liadh.'This man, living in so remote a place, would occasionally shoot deer if they came in his way, and was visited by all the sportsman, to know in which direction they were last seen. The subject of his song embrasces various characters in the districts around, who frequented 'the sportsman's haunt,' and their various success and skill. Culduthel and the editor's grandfather were conspicuously mentioned among others" (Fraser).


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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 168, pp. 68‑69.Laybourn (Köhlers' Violin Repository Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 172. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 131.






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