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WHERE ARE YOUR GODS AND MIGHTY HOPES? (Cia iad na Dée 'sna duile treun). Scottish, Slow Air. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The editor took down the music of this air from the same Roman Catholic clergyman, who sung verses to it composed by the famous Gaelic poet, Alexander Macdonell, but bearing no allusion to the pompous name, which a very imperfect set of it has obtained, in the collection of the late Reverend Patrick Macdonald. The editor has, however, adopted the name, which seems to relate to a period more remote than that in which Alexander Macdonell flourished. It seems the original on which "John o' Badenyond" is built" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 200, p. 83.

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