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Dark Lochnagar

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Title - Dark Lochnagar
Contributors - Unknown (male)
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A fragment from the opening of Lord Byron's popular song 'Dark Lochnagar', in which the singer longs to return to Lochnagar.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:40
Date Recorded - 1959.09
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 59439
Original Tape ID - SA1959.108
Original Track ID - SA1959.108.A12
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD508; R2436;


Recording Location:
  County - Kincardineshire
  Parish - Fetteresso
  Village - Stonehaven


Item Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Crathie and Braemar
  Village - Lochnagar

Item Notes - 1 verse of 8 lines, corresponding to the first of Byron's five stanzas. Lyrics composed by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824); melody attributed to Sir Henry Bishop (1786-1855).
Lochnagar is not (as might well be assumed) a body of water, but is in fact a mountain in Aberdeenshire.
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 3, p. 310, no. 508
'Songs by Lord Byron' (G. Gordon, 1878) p. 211
National Library of Scotland, Broadside Ballad collection, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(318) (Preston, 1860-1880)


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