The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44539   Message #3968464
Posted By: Jack Campin
27-Dec-18 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
The earliest form of the tune is the march of the Cordwainers' Guild, published by Aird in 1778. The strathspey form was by someone else a bit later - I have the full details in my "Embro, Embro" pages. Lord Balgonie's Favourite was the title the Gows used when they plagiarized it (presumably because Balgonie was paying).