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OldPossum Lyr Add: O'Doherty's Farewell to Scotland (J Hogg) (12) Tune Add: MORGAN O'DOHERTY'S FAREWELL TO SCOTLAND 26 Jan 04


Susanne, I have the LP 'The Ettrick Shepherd' by the McCalmans, and I can't find any credits for Ian McCalman as the composer. The label just says (J. Hogg arr. McCalmans) on all the tracks, even those that are known to be traditional tunes. Do you have a CD version? Perhaps the notes are different for the CD. Not that I doubt your word of course! And I seem to remember from comments at their concerts that you are right - but it is nice to get the details right.

Anyway here is the tune. The McCalmans sing this as a duet, with the first verse of the 'Farewell' followed by the first verse of the 'reply' etc.

X:10
T:Sir Morgan O'Doherty's Farewell to Scotland and The reply to Sir Morgan O'Doherty's Farewell to Scotland
C: Ian McCalman(?)
S: The LP The Ettrick Shepherd by the McCalmans, Greenwich Village GVR 209
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=180
K:F
E | G2 E G3 | FFF E2 C |
w: Fare-well, fare-well, beg-gar-ly Scot-land,
G2 G GFE | (FE)F D2 D | FFF A2 A |
w: Cold and beg-gar-ly poor_ coun-trie! If e-ver I cross thy
GGG c2 c | Ac G3 E | F2 D C3-|
w: bor-der a-gain The muck-le deil must car-ry me.
M:9/8
C3 z3 z2 C |
w: _There's
M:6/8
D2 D F2 F | E2 E G2 G | B2 B A2 A |
w: but one tree in a' the land And that's the bon-nie
(GF)E D2 D | E2 E F2 F | G2 G c2 c |
w: gal_-lows tree The ve-ry nowte look to the south, And
A2 c (GF)E | F2 D C2 || G | G2 E G2 G |
w: wish that they_ had wings to flee. Go, get thee gone thou
FFF E2 C | G2 G G2 E | F2 E D2 D |
w: das-tard-ly loon, Go, get thee to thine own coun-trie; If
EEE F2 F | GGG c2 c | Ac G3 E | FFD C3-|
w: e-ver you cross the Bor-der a-gain, The muck-le deil ac-com-pa-ny thee!
M:9/8
C3 z3 z2 C |
w: _There's
M:6/8
DDD F2 F | E2 E G2 G | B2 B A2 A |
w: mo-ny a tree in fair Scot-land, And there is ane, the
(GF)E D2 D | E2 E F2 F | G2 G c2 c |
w: gal_-lows tree, On which we hang the I-rish rogues; A
Ac G3 E | F2 D C3-|C2 |]
w: fit-ting place it is for thee._



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