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Inükshük Lyr Req: McPherson feud with Clan McTavish? (16) RE: LYR REQ: McPherson feud with Clan McTavish? 09 Mar 03

I have the song "Massacre of MacPherson" in an old book (circa 1900) that belonged to my father. The covers and title pages are long gone, but if I remember rightly it was called something like "The Scottish Student's Book of Song". It cites "The Bon Gaultier Ballads" published by Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh as the primary source as noted in the previous post.
   The version I have contains two additional verses (six and eight) if anyone is interested. The other six are virtually identical to those previously posted.
   There is a subtitle "A Highland Legend (from the Gaelic)", and a notation that says, "Both Solo and Chorus must be sung in a droning, nasal manner." Dad used to do a fine job singing this one, and we'd imitate bagpipes on the chorus. Thanks for jogging my memory, I haven't dug this old book out in years.

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