times in early Scottish books without composer credit,
hence its inclusion in The Cape Breton Scottish
Collection. Further study has however made me conclude
that the melody is Irish in origin. Compared to the Cape
Breton setting previously presented, this arrangement
alters the 2nd turn, both by removing some of the
chromaticism and by accepting melodic influence from the
books listed below. Like any traditional tune no setting
i. J Brysson
Collection, Edinburgh, c.1790, as Humours of Drogheda
(Couty Louth). ii. Charles Duff Collection, 1792, as The
Gobi. iii. Anderson's 2nd, 1793, as The Road to Droherdy
(County Cavan?). iv. Airds Vol. 4, c.1794, as The Gobi O.
v O'Farrell's Collection, c. 1804. vi. Kerr's Vol. 1,
1875. vii. Ryan's Mammoth 1883. viii. O'Neill's 1001
Gems, 1907 ix. Roche Collection , c. 1911. x. Howie
MacDonald, A Few Tunes, LP, late 1980s.
Compared to the The
Cape Breton Scottish
is an alternate setting with some added history. It will
be will be added as a 2nd setting in future digital
editions of this book.