An Bratach Bana march

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X: 1
T: An Bratach Bana
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: "D"Ad da | f>e f/e/d | Ad da | f>e f/e/d |
| "G"g2 ab | "D"a>g fg | "A7"aa ef/e/ | "D"dA "A7"BA :|
|: "D"f>e fA | "G"BA d>B | "D"AA "Bm"BA | "Em"fe "A7"eA |
| "D"f>e fA | "G"BA d>e | "D"f<a "A7"ef/e/ |1 "D"dA "A7"BA :|2 "D"d2- d |]

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An Bratach Bana

Transcript John Chambers. Scots ,Scots Irish, recorded as Bratach Ban by Horselips.

Re: An Bratach Bana

Originally a song in Scots Gaelic, it was composed by singer Calum Kennedy and guitarist George Elliot and recorded in the mid 1950s. Sometimes Kennedy’s credit on songs was merely to ensure it got recorded, in a quid pro quo agreement ("Lovely Stornoway" is a good example of this). I don’t know whether this is the case here, however. The melody quickly became popular with Scottish dance bands for The Dashing White Sergeant etc.

Re: An Bratach Bana

At school in Inverness, we used to sing

"I can sing like Calum Kennedy
I can sing like Calum Kennedy
I can sing like Calum Kennedy
So can f—-ing anybody.."

🙂
To make up for the above nonsense, here’s a great version by "Five Hand Reel" featuring Dick Gaughan and the late great Bobby Eaglesham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoHVBwjTE6o