Niel Gow’s Farewell To The Whisky

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Time Signature: 2.4

Key of Tune: G

Tune Type: Set Tune

Number of Bars: 32

Description:

This tune is usually referenced as a polka, but, as has been pointed out by older players, it is Niel Gow’s lament for the closing of the Whisky distilleries and is in fact a slow air. (comment from The Session https://thesession.org/tunes/1529)

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Composer: Niel Gow, Perthshire, Scotland

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Collector(s): Edgar Waters & Jeff Way

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