I learnt this from the playing of Jimmy Shand Jr, who plays it first as an air, then a sort of march/strathspey. It sounds like a very old tune, and I think it may also be the tune to a hymn.
Whaur hae ye bin sae braw lad? Whaur hae ye bin sae brankie o?
Aye, it will be fairly old, since the battle was fought in 1689.
This must be one of the most commonly sung songs in Scotland, though to a slightly less box ‘n fiddle variation of the tune.
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