Scotland Is My Ain Hame polka

Also known as Ward’s Brae.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Scotland Is My Ain Hame has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Scotland Is My Ain Hame
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c/B/|A>c eA|df a>f|ec cB/A/|ce/c/ Bc/B/|
A>c eA|df a>f|ea/e/ ce/c/|BA A:|
g|a2 a>e|fd a>f|ec cB/A/|ce/c/ Bg|
a2 a>e|fd a>f|ea/e/ ce/c/|BA Ag|
a2 a>e|fd a>f|ec cB/A/|ce/c/ Bc/B/|
A>c eA|df a>f|ea/e/ ce/c/|BA A||
X: 2
T: Scotland Is My Ain Hame
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/A/|G>B dG|ce g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ AB/A/|
G>B dG|ce g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG G:|
f|g2 g>d|ec g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ Af|
g2 g>d|ec g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG Gf|
g2 g>d|ec g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ AB/A/|
G>B dG|ce g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG G||

Four comments

Scotland Is My Ain Hame

"Ain Hame"="Own Home"

Sets well with "Miss Forbes Farewell To Banff", which I posted recently:

https://thesession.org/tunes/10579

I’ve always played "Scotland Is My Ain Hame" in AMaj, but as I understand that it’s commonly played in GMaj, here is the alternative setting:

X:1
T:Scotland is my Ain Hame
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:G
|:B/A/|G>B dG|ce g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ AB/A/|
G>B dG|ce g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG G:|
f|g2 g>d|ec g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ Af|
g2 g>d|ec g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG Gf|
g2 g>d|ec g>e|dB BA/G/|Bd/B/ AB/A/|
G>B dG|ce g>e|dg/d/ Bd/B/|AG G||

Ward’s Brae

Known to Northumbrian pipes as Ward’s Brae, played slightly different with a few more runs here and there. Don’t know which came first, but whichever it was is based on an even older chord sequence.

Re: Scotland Is My Ain Hame

Anybody know exactly where Ward’s Brae is?