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Thread #11200 Message #3969618
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
03-Jan-19 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Sweet Afton - which tune?
Subject: RE: Sweet Afton - which tune?
Doh: getting myself in a muddle now! A friend has just sent me the score of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir version which uses the Hume tune - which is the one the DG sings there, written in the mid-1800s.
So the older tune is perhaps the best known/now most used in Scotland.
And "Yellow-Haired Laddie" has words by Allan Ramsay - just maybe why it wasn't used for "Sweet Afton"?