The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49836 Message #755488
Posted By: greg stephens
27-Jul-02 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Review: Waltzing Matilda
Subject: RE: Review: Waltzing Matilda
Jim. interested in your comment about a tune called the "Three Carles of Buchanan" being Tannahill's chosen tune for Braes of Balquidder". Is this the same tune hat you see "Braes of Balquidder" set to in standard Scottish song books? I ask because that tune(which is also related to the McPekes version) is itself a varaition on a much earlier pre-Tannahill tune also called "The Braes of Balquidder"..earliset version I have seen was spelt "Brays of Bochiter" c1730). So is the "Three Carles of Buchanan an alternative title for this old tune?