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Thread #54274   Message #839781
Posted By: Jim McLean
03-Dec-02 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
I noticed in some threads attached to this song that R A Smith is credited with writing the music. Smith wrote that he married the tune 'Lord Balgownie's Favourite' with Tannahills words at the behest of a young lady who was 'particulary fond of the Scottish melody'. He arranged it 'with symphonies and accompaniment for the pianoforte'.
Jim McLean