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The Cradle Song

The Cradle Song

This tune is part of the following collections:

The Cradle Song
The Cradle Song with The Piper's Weird

Composed by James Scott Skinner. 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 and other tunes played at Scottish Sessions can be found in The Glasgow Slow Session Volume 1, available from my Online Store.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |