Well may my true love arrive
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WELL MAY MY TRUE LOVE ARRIVE (Slàn gun tig mo rùn a nall). Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "The editor's father used to sing verses to this air, composed by a young lady under engagements to an officer in the same service with himself, under Wolfe, at Québec. Their friends, however, mutually objected to their union" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 180, p. 74. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 66. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1844; p. 44.
Recorded sources: Lismor Recordings LILP 5044, Ron Gonnella - "Fiddle Gems" (1976)