Well May Charlie Wear The Crown strathspey

Also known as Gu Ma Maith Thig An Crùn Dha Tearlach.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Well May Charlie Wear The Crown has been added to 1 tune set.

Well May Charlie Wear The Crown has been added to 1 tunebook.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Well May Charlie Wear The Crown
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
(f>e)|d2 Tc>B B>c {Bc}d>D|F2 A>B A2 (f>e)|d2 Tc>B B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c B2 (f>e)|
d2 c>B B>c {Bc}d>D|F2 A2 {c}Ha2 z g|f>ed>c B>c {Bc}d^E|F2 B>c B2 :|
|:T(B/A/B/c/)|Td>cde {d}f3e|e>dcTB {AB}A2 (fe)|d2 Tc>B B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c HB2 B>c|
Td>cd>e {d}f3e| e>dc>B {AB}Ha3 g|f>ed>c B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c [B2D2]:|
2
X: 2
T: Well May Charlie Wear The Crown
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f{gf}e|d2 c>B B>c {Bc}d>D|F2 A>B A2 f{gf}e|d2 c>B B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c B2 f{gf}e|
d2 c{dc}>B B>c {Bc}d>D|F2 A3 {c}Ha3{gf} e|f>ed>c B>c {Bc}d^E|F2 B>c B2 |
Bc|d2de f2 f>{gfe}d|e>dcB {AB}AA (f{gf}e)|d2 c>{dc}B B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c H[B2D2] TBc|
d2dA {A}f2 fd| e>dc>B Ha3{gf} e|f{gf}>ed>c B>c {Bc}d>^E|F2 B>c [B2D2]||

Two comments

Well May Charlie Wear The Crown

This is a slow air and the notation says to play it solemnly slow. Jeremy Kittel does a really dark and broody version of this tune, that has become popular recently at our session.

I found a version in the Captain S Fraser of Knockie’s Highland Collection (new version) 1874 that I present here. The title page claims that the tunes were "Chiefly acquired during the interesting Period from 1715 to 1745," so this dates from before the 45 rising in Scotland.