The Bluebells Of Scotland polka

Also known as Blue Bells Of Scotland, The Blue Bells Of Scotland.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Bluebells Of Scotland
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d | g2 fe | d2 ef/g/ | BB cA | G3 :|
d | BG Bd | gg ef/g/ | fd e^c | d2 ef |
g2 fe | d2 ef/g/ | BB cA | G3 |]

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The Bluebells Of Scotland

A tune that’s sometimes played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol (UK). This setting is based on the one used by the Cotswold morris dancers from the village of Adderbury, for a dance of the same name.

It is of course primarily the melody of a well-known song.

There is also a pipe version:

when this is danced as a morris dance, a verse is sung whilst walking around in a circle before the dance. the lyrics are as follows:
"oh where, tell me where
has my highland laddie gone?
he’s gone to the war
with his tartan jockstrap on!"