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The Cradle Song/The Piper's Weird

The Cradle Song

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The Cradle Song is a very popular air amongst Scottish fiddlers. The Piper's Weird was published in Skinner's Harp and Claymore collection (1903), where he described it as a "pibroch". The lyrics, written by W McCombie Smith, refer to the Macrimmon family of pipers, and in this context, "the piper's weird" means the piper's fate.

This set is part of my James Scott Skinner Collection of tunes; for others, check out the Composers Index.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |