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Thread #44539   Message #4084839
Posted By: leeneia
24-Dec-20 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'
Thanks, Guest. That was nice of you.

When I first encountered this work, I went to YouTube and listened to various performances. IMHO, people play it too slowly and sadly. Even though it's minor, it's not a dirge.

If you think of it as Lord Balgonie's Favorite, it's a dance tune. If you link Tannahill's lyrics to it in your mind, it's the affectionate crooning of a swain wanting to get his girlie out of the house and somewhere private. Either way, it's not sad.