Old Man Will Never Die (The)

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 Theme code Index    1566 5122
 Also known as    Auld Man is Long a Dying (The), Auld Man Ill Ne'er Die (The), Bridge of Nairn (The), Old Man is Long a Dying (The), Fire fara a sheann Duine 's fhada leam a tha thu agum, Old Man (4) (The), Trip to Bath (4)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Pipe, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4, 2/2
 Structure    AAB, AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Alexander McGlashan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Collection of Strathspey Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1780
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Auld Man ill ne'er die, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2 (1785, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GBdG e2 eg|dBGB A/A/A A2|GBdB e2 ef|gagd B/B/B B2:|| gaT(ge) dedB|gaT(ge) agab|gage dega|gegd B/B/B B2| gage dedB|gage f/e/f/g/ ab|gb eg dega|b/a/g/f/ gd B/B/B B2||

X:1 T:Fire fara a sheann Duine, 's fhada leam a tha thu agum T:My old man is long a-dying M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|GBdB e2 Ae|dBBa BBdB|GBdB e2 Ae|dBGB A<AA<A:| gage dedB|gage g2a2|gage dedB|efed B<BB<B| gage dedB|gage g2a2|gage dega|gegd B<BB<B||

X:3 T:Old man will never die. Roose.0146, The T:Auld Man ill ne'er die. Roose.0146, The T:Bridge of Nairn,aka. Roose.0146, The M:C L:1/8 Q:1/4=130 B:John Roose MS, 1850 Z:Village Music Project. Ian Hayden 2019 K:G GBdB e2eg|dBGB A/A/A A2|(G/A/B/c/) dB e2eg|gagd B/B/B B2:| |:gage dedB|gage g/g/g ab|gage defa|gegd B/B/B B2| gage dedB|gage fgab|gbeg dega|b/a/g/f/ gd B/B/B B2:|

X:1 T:Old Man is Long a Dying, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Pipe March B:William Ross -- Ross's Collection of Pipe Tunes (1869, No. 31, p. 73) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g|G/A/B/c/ dB|e2 eg|d/c/B/A/ G>B|AA/A/ A>B| G/A/B/c/ d>B|e2 ef|a/g/f/e/ g>d|BB/B/ B:| f|g>a g>e|d>e d>B|g>a g>e|f>g af>f| ga ge|d>e g>f|a/g/f/e/ gd|BB/B/ B>f| g>a g>e|d>e dB|ga ge|d/e/f/g/ a>f| g>a e>g|d>g B>g|a/g/f/e/ gd|BB/B/ B||

X:1 T:Old Man Will Never Die, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GBdB e2 eg|d/c/B/A/ GB A/A/A AB|GBdB e2 ef|gagd B/B/B B2:| ~gage dedB|~gage agab|~gage degb|afgd B/B/B B2| ~gage dedB|~gage agab|gbeg degb|afgd B/B/B B2||

X:1 T:Old Man Will Never Die, The M:C L:1/8 R:Pipe March B:David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, vol. 7 (c. 1885, No. 25, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g|G/A/B/c/ d>B e>deg|d/c/B/A/ G>B AA/A/ A>B|G/A/B/c/ d>B e>deg| a/g/f/e/ g>d B>B B:||g>a gf/e/ d>e dB|ga gf/e/ dg a>e| ga gf/e/ de/f/ ge|a/g/f/e/ g>d B>B Be|g>a gf/e/ d>e dB| ga gf/e/ d/>e/f/g/ a>e|gaeg dgBg|a/g/f/e/ g>d BB/B/ B||