John the Shepherd of Glengarry

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JOHN THE SHEPHERD OF GLENGARRY (Iain an Cibeir). Scottish, Air (3/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. "This air the editor has heard to be the composition of Neil Kennedy, fox-hunter to Glengarry, formerly mentioned, who took the part of a young girl, to whom the shepherd had promised marriage, yet forsook her, and, in her name, holds up his character in a very detestable point of view" (Fraser).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 50, p. 18.

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