The Bluebells Of Scotland polka

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

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Bluebells Of Scotland appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Bluebells Of Scotland has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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||
2
X: 2
T: The Bluebells Of Scotland
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:A|a2 gf|e2 fg/a/|cc dB|A3:|
e/>d/|cA ce|a2 fg/a/|ge fd|e2 fg|
a2 gf|e2 fg/a/|cc dB|A2 A2||

Four comments

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!”

The Bluebells Of Scotland, X:2

Bluebells is a very common tune for pipers/smallpipers to know. Setting #2 is the setting/key pipers typically play this tune in. So if you’re playing this tune with a piper, this setting will be closer to what they’re accustomed to.