Gow's original tune appeared altered in Anderson's Collection with another title. As well a very similar melody Alasdair MacAlister is transposed up a tone and altered further in various 19th century collections. Our Cape Breton setting, in the mixolydian mode (instead of the original Aeolian) comes primarily from Mary Hughie MacDonald. It differs both rhymically and melodically from any of those previously published arrangements.

i. Gow Vol. 3, 1792. ii. Anderson Vol 2, 1793 a(as Lochgary's) iii. Skye Collection (as a reel ? - obviously a typographical error). iii. Home tapes of Mary Hughie MacDonald & Dan Joe MacInnis. Notation from The Cape Breton Scottish Collection.

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