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Source: Pipe Major George Stoddart
Notes: The melody is named after a village in France, one of the first objectives for the allies in the Battle of the Somme, July, 1916. The attack was a disaster; the British incurred some sixty thousand casualties the first day, one third of which were killed in action. The tune is most often credited to Pipe Major George Stoddart, although some say he only arranged the tune. It’s on an obscure Buddy MacMaster cassette tape release, Glencoe Hall.