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GUEST,Murray on Saltspring Origin: Killiecrankie (43) RE: background on Killiecrankie 25 Dec 00

The song is addressed to a soldier, asked why he's all kitted out and where he's been. Pitcur, who fell in a furr, was Haliburton of Pitcur [a fine old Pictish place-name], fighting on Dundee's side, who fell in a drainage ditch. The speaker is evidently on the other side, that of Mackay. This song, to a great traditional tune of maybe the same date as the battle, is not completely folk, because it was certainly fiddled with by Burns.

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