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Lesley N. Origin: Glencoe Massacre (Jim McLean) (62* d) RE: Who wrote 04 Jun 00

I wanted to refresh this because I just had an e-mail from Jim McLean - who saw Glencoe at my site. He did, in fact, write BOTH the music and lyrics, some forty years ago. The SOURCE TYPE NUMBER under which it is registered with the MCPS is 0161096P. He said he's had to defend the tune as his. It was a very nice letter and I am pleased to correct the rumor that this could be a tradition air.

I think it's a testament to the beauty and emotion of the song that people claim it's tradtional! It's one of those rare songs that makes history come alive. Although I don't usually keep copyrighted songs on my site I've asked his permission to do so.

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