Cameron Highlanders


Key: D*

Form: March (or Strathspey*, see the YouTube below)

ABC

X: 2
T: The Cameron Highlander
R: March
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AF|D2FA D2FA|BBAF A2FE|D2FA D2FA|GAFG E2AF|
D2FA D2FA|BBAF Adcd|B3A FAEA|FDD2 D2 : |
|:FA|BdBA FAEA| FDDE D2FA|BdBA FADE|FEED E2FA|
B2BA FAEA|FDDE D2FA|BdAd FAEA|FDDE D2: |

MP3  played slowly for learning:

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Sheet Music in PDF:

YouTube*:  

Source (if known): Scott Skinner

Other Tunes in Set:

Region: Scotland

*Notes: The sheet music and YouTube above are slightly different versions of the tune, plus both are in A major (which lends credence to my theory that Scott Skinner composed it as a pipe tune).  Torrindon in the video also play it as a strathspey in comparison to the “straight” march rhythm in the MP3s above. Comparing the two versions provides an excellent demonstration of what makes a strathspey rhythm with its ‘Scottish snaps’.

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