Donald McLean Of Lewis march

By Donald MacLeod

Also known as Donald MacLean Of Lewis, Pipe Major Donald MacLean Of Lewis.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Donald McLean Of Lewis has been added to 7 tune sets.

Donald McLean Of Lewis has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Donald McLean Of Lewis
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|A>BA G2 B|(d2e) e>d B|
A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|1 ({B}A3) A3:|2 ({B}A3) A2||
|:g|a>ee (e2g)|a>ee e>dB|A>BA G2 B|(d2e) e>dB|
[1 a>ee (e2g)|a>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|({B}A3) A2:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|({B}A3) A2 e||
|:A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|A>BA G2 B|(d2e) e>dB|
A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|1 ({B}A3) A2 e:|2 ({B}A3) A2 G||
|:A>aa a>ga|g>ee e>dB|A>BA G2 B|(d2e) e>dB|
[1 A>aa a>ga|g>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|({B}A3) A2 G:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|({B}A3) A3||
2
X: 2
T: Donald McLean Of Lewis
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e|A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|A>BA G3|B<de e>dB|
A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2:|
|:fg|a>ee e>fg|a>ee e>dB|A>BA G3|B<de e>dB|
[1 a>ee e>fg|a>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A>fg:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2 e||
|:A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|A>BA G3|B<de e>dB|
A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|1 A3 A2 e:|2 A3 A2B||
|:A>aa a>ga|g>ee e>dB|A>BA G3|B<de e>dB|
[1 A>aa a>ga|g>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2 G:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A3||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Donald McLean Of Lewis
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B|E>FD E3|B>Ad B>AF|E>FE D3|F<AB B>AF|
E>FD E3|B>Ad B>AF|E>Be B>AF|E3 E2:|
|:cd|e>BB B>cd|e>BB B>AF|E>FE D3|F<AB B>AF|
[1 e>BB B>cd|e>BB B>AF|E>Be B>AF|E3 E>cd:|
[2 E>FD E3|B>Ad B>AF|E>Be B>AF|E3 E2 B||
|:E>BB A>BB|E>BB B>AF|E>FE D3|F<AB B>AF|
E>BB A>BB|E>BB B>AF|E>Be B>AF|1 E3 E2 B:|2 E3 E2F||
|:E>ee e>de|d>BB B>AF|E>FE D3|F<AB B>AF|
[1 E>ee e>de|d>BB B>AF|E>Be B>AF|E3 E2 D:|
[2 E>FD E3|B>Ad B>AF|E>Be B>AF|E3 E3||
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: Donald McLean Of Lewis
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e|A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|A>BA G2B|d2e e>dB|
A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2:|
g|a2e e2g|a>ee e>dB|A>BA G2B|d2e e>dB|
[1 a2e e2g|a>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2g:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2||
e|A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|A>BA G>GG|B>de e>dB|
A>ee d>ee|A>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2:|
e|A2a a>ga|g>ee e>dB|A>BA G2B|d2e e>dB|
A2a a>ga|g>ee e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2g:|
[2 A>BG A3|e>dg e>dB|G>Bg e>dB|A3 A2||

Four comments

Donald McLean Of Lewis, X:4

Cracking version that I also had from a couple of pipers around Aberdeen, once upon a time. Taken from Volume 3 of Ceol na Fidhle, Highland Tunes for the Fiddle by Christine Martin.

Re: Donald McLean Of Lewis

X:4 is pretty much how I play this great 6/8 march but, Matt, does the fourth bar of the third part not start with a snap, as in B<de e>dB (and as it is, I see, in my copy of Ceol na Fidhle)?

Re: Donald McLean Of Lewis

This is a march, as since we now have a category for it I’ve changed it. Folks who added the settings originally will have to change them to enforce 6/8 time.

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