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 Theme code Index    6133 6132
 Also known as    Bochuidear
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Simon Fraser
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 77, p. 28
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1816 (reprinted 1874)
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<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Balquhidder, As performed by Major Logan T:Bochuidear M:C L:1/8 S:Fraser Collection Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c|d2 F>c A2 A>c|d2 F>c AGG>c|d2 F>c A2 Ac|d>ef>d cA A:| ~c|d>ef>d c<A a>g|f>c d/c/B/A/ AGG~c|d>ef>d c<A a>G| f<d f>d c>AA~c|d>ef>d c<A a>g|f>c d/c/B/A/ AGG A/G/| F>ED>E F>GA>c|d>ef>d cAA|| </abc>

BALQUHIDDER. AKA - "Bochuidear." Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. "As performed by Major Logan." "The dancing set alone of this air has as yet been handed to the public. It was performed with peculiar tatste by Major Logan, whose set of it the editor was at pains to acquire, but scarcely differing from a song to the same air, sung by the editor's father, composed by Mrs. Fraser of Belladrum, expressing her regret at his continuing too long a bachelor, and intimating, that if he waited till she became a widow, she would by at his service" (Fraser). Balquhidder is a town in Stirling, Scotland, the site of Rob Roy's grave.

Printed source: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 77, pg. 28.