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Tune Req: The Attainted Scottish Nobles

ChS 08 Oct 06 - 12:35 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: The attainted Scottish Nobles
From: ChS
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 12:35 PM

I am looking for the tune to this song composed by Caroline Oliphant, Lady Nairne. Poem and tune have allegedly the same title.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The attainted Scottish Nobles
From: ChS
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 06:24 AM

I found a solution on Anne Lorne Gillies' CD "White Rose o'June" who sings the poem to the tune of "Dainty Davie".
Here is the result:
http://chrsouchon.free.fr/attaint.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ATTAINTED SCOTTISH NOBLES (Lady Nairn
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 10:36 PM

From The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume 1 edited by Charles Rogers (Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1855), page 232:


THE ATTAINTED SCOTTISH NOBLES
Carolina, Baroness Nairn

Oh, some will tune their mournfu' strains,
To tell o' hame-made sorrow,
And if they cheat you o' your tears,
They'll dry upon the morrow.
Oh, some will sing their airy dreams,
In verity they're sportin',
My sang's o' nae sic thieveless themes,
But wakin' true misfortune.

Ye Scottish nobles, ane and a',
For loyalty attainted,
A nameless bardie's wae to see
Your sorrows unlamented;
For if your fathers ne'er had fought
For heirs of ancient royalty,
Ye're down the day that might hae been
At the top o' honour's tree a'.

For old hereditary right,
For conscience' sake they stoutly stood;
And for the crown their valiant sons
Themselves have shed their injured blood;
And if their fathers ne'er had fought
For heirs of ancient royalty,
They're down the day that might hae been
At the top o' honour's tree a'.

* This song having become known to George IV, it is said to hare induced his Majesty to award the royal sanction for the restitution of the title of Baron to Lady Nairn's husband.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Attainted Scottish Nobles
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 11:06 AM

Nairne, please.

Could the tune be the same as "The Restoration of the Forfeited Estates" in Simon Fraser's collection?


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