Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge jig

Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge has been added to 2 tune sets.

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X: 1
T: Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>AA B>AG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>ed | e<gG B>AG |
e>AA B>AG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z :|
|: a>ea a2 g | e>de a2 e | g>fe d>ed | e<gG B>AG |
[1 a>ea a2 g | e>de a2 e | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z :|
[2 e>AA B>AG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z ||
|: e>dB A>BG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>ed | e<gG B>AG |
e>dB A>BG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z :|
|: a>ea g>ed | e>fg a2 e | g>fg f>ed | e<gG B>AG |
[1 a>ea g>ed | e>fg a2 e | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z :|
[2 e>AA B>AG | A>Bd e2 a | g>fe d>eg | B>AA A2 z |]

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Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge

A powerful 6/8 pipe march transcribed from the 1982 Tak a Dram Afore Ye Go by the Caithness-based group Mirk, featuring a young Jim Sutherland, later of The Easy Club. On the record sleeve they give "Bremner" as the composer, and I think it’s by an Alexander "Sandy" Bremner from Caithness (the tune appears also to be known as "Bremner’s March").

The Third Battle of Ypres, known by some as the Battle of Passchendaele, occured between July and November 1917 with about quarter of a million casualties on each side.

Re: Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge

I was in the Pitt-Rivers museum in Oxford recently and saw this mandolin that was played by a soldier in World War One. He had written the names of the battles he was in on the side of the instrument (including Ypres, Somme, and Vimy Ridge):

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Re: Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge

This is really a cracking tune! Thanks for posting.

Re: Eighth Black Watch On Passchendaele Ridge

Amen to that! And anything that Mirk did!