The Campbells Are Coming jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Campbells Are Coming has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Campbells Are Coming has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Campbells Are Coming
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:Bde dBG|BcB ~B2A|Bde dBG|ABA ~A2G|
Bde dBG|BcB gab|geg dBG|1BcB B2A:|2BcB B2d||
|:g2g gab|ded dBG|g2g gab|gee ~e2d|def gfe|
def gab|geg dBG|1 BcB ~B2d:|2 BcB ~B2||
X: 2
T: The Campbells Are Coming
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|:FAB AFD|FGF ~F2E|FAB AFD|EFE ~E2D|
FAB AFD|FGF def|dBd AFD|1FGF F2E:|2FGF F2A||
|:d2d def|ABA AFD|d2d def|dBB ~B2A|ABc dcB|
ABc def|dBd AFD|1 FGF ~F2A:|2 FGF ~F2||
X: 3
T: The Campbells Are Coming
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|:FAB AFD|FGF ~F2E|FAB AFD|EFE ~E2D|
FAB AFD|FGF dAd|dBd AFD|1FGF ~F2:|2FGF ~F2A||
|:d2d dAF|A3 A2d|d2d dAF|B3 B3|
ABc dcB|ABc dAd|dBd AFD|1FGF ~F2A:|FGF ~F2E||

Three comments

The Campbells Are Coming

This is a march of the Campbell clan which is to a jig rhythm. This version is one that I heard many years ago, but haven’t found this setting elsewhere. It is a strong tune, and simple to play. There are several versions of words to this tune which were published in the 1700s.

The Campbells Are Coming, X:2

Same clan march only in D.

The Campbells Are Coming, X:3

Similar to the highland pipe version, but in D-major.