Saturday, March 23, 2013

Mc Pherson's Lament (Farewell)

The words are by Robert Burns and are based on the real Jamie MacPherson's farewell which MacPherson wrote before the outlaw was hanged on November 16, 1700. He reportedly played this tune on the gallows and offerred his fiddle to anyone who could play it. Since no one took him up on the offer, he broke the fiddle. 

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