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Alas That I was Not Born Blind/The Garden of Skye

Alas That I was Not Born Blind

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Alas That I was Not Born Blind (Is Truagh Nach D'Rugadh Dall Mi) is a Gaelic song composed by Skye-born William Ross (1762-1791), about a woman whose beauty causes anguish to thousands of men. It is sometimes known as Fill o Ro.

The Garden of Skye was composed by Wick fiddler Addie Harper, leader of the Wick Scottish Dance Band. This setting is taken from the Ness Melodeon Band. The "Garden of Skye" is the Sleat peninsula.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |