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X:1 T:Wright’s Rant M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Bremner – Scots Reels (c. 1757) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A Mixolydian cAA eAA | cAA Te2c | dBB gBB | aBB Tf2e | cAA eAA | cAA Te2c | def efg | (f/^g/a)c TB2A :| |: cAA (f/g/a/g/f/e/) | cAA Te2A | dBB (f/g/a/g/f/e/) | aBB Tf2e | cAA (f/g/a/g/f/e/) | cAA Te2c | def efg | (f/^g/a)c TB2A :|]

WRIGHT'S RANT. AKA and see "Piper's Son (2) (The)," “Stool of Repentance (The).” Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection. The tune also appears under this title in Aird’s Airs and Melodies, vol. 1. Glasgow piper, pipe teacher and pipe-maker William Gunn printed the tune in his Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes (1848) as "Iain Mac a Phìpir/Piper's Son (2) (The)." The first strain of "Wright's Rant" is the same as the second strain of "Stool of Repentance (The)."

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; p. 62. Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 92.

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