Colonel Smith's Lament

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 Theme code Index    51H2H3H 2H3H2H6
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    J. Scott Skinner
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    J. Scott Skinner
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Harp and Claymore Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 148
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1904
 Title of recording    
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COLONEL SMITH'S LAMENT. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by the great Scots fiddler J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). Colonel George Smith Grant came into the Glenlivet distillery at Minmore in 1901, after the death of George Gordon Smith, his uncle. The Smiths detested the fact that some distilleries made their whisky with steam heated boilers. Distillers who employed such a measure should not be allowed to call their product Scotch whisky, he complained to the whisky commission, and received the legal acknowledgement that only he could call his product 'The Glenlivet,' although others could use it as a suffix. See also Skinner's tune "Glenlivet [1]."

Printed source: Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 148.

T:Colonel Smith's Lament
R:Slow Air
C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927)
S:Skinner - Harp and Claymore (1904)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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