The Heights Of Dargai slip jig

Also known as The Hills Of Dargai.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Heights Of Dargai has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Heights Of Dargai
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|:ABc e3 c2e |fdf e3 c3| a=gf e3 Ace|fec B3 B2e|
ABc e3 c2e |fdf e3 c3|a=gf e3 B2e |cdB (A3 A3):|
|:Ace f3 fdf|a=gf e3 c3| a=gf e3 Ace|fec B3 B2e|
ABc e3 c2e |fdf e3 c3|a=gf e3 B2e |cdB A3 A3:|

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The Heights of Dargai

A great retreat march by J. Wallace with a bit of history.

The 1st Gordon Highlanders took the Heights in Oct 1897 in the Khyber regio., The Gurkhas tried and were pinned down, but the Gordons, along with the Sikhs took the plateau and a piper wounded in both legs continued to play, and was awarded a VC by Queen Victoria.


Is it really a tune in Dmaj? Maybe the Mixolydian mode of A is the right scale (?)

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March of the modes

It probably should be A mix (I don’t think too much in modes).
Perhaps the ABC "special" keysig Hp ought to be included in the dropdown as a reminder?

Re: The Heights Of Dargai

There’s a version of this tune which I really like, that is played by the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia pipe band. It’s the fifth and final tune in a set of 9/8 marches.